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China's Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

1st Edition

By China Development Research Foundation


256 pages

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Hardback: 9780367434526
pub: 2020-05-21
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This book examines the financing of China’s health system, argues that present arrangements are not adequate and proposes an increased role for commercial health insurance as a way of overcoming the difficulties. Highlighting that China’s present social medical insurance system can only cover basic medical services, with the results that many Chinese people with higher income are going abroad for high-quality medical services and that doctors are not bringing in the salaries and obtaining the social status they expect, the book suggests that commercial health insurance offers a possible solution, in that it can help meet the demand of higher-income groups for better healthcare services while at the same time increasing the income of more competent medical professionals. The book goes on to consider the current state of China’s commercial insurance industry, outlining the various challenges that the industry needs to overcome if it is to fulfil an increased role, challenges such as greater specialization, increased capacity, structural reform, improved regulation and closer integration with China’s medical reform programme.

Table of Contents

1. Resource use in China: the Current Situation and Impending Challenges 2. The Sustainable Use of Natural Resources from a ‘Full-life-cycle’ Perspective 3. Key Areas Involved in the Strategy to Ensure Sustainable Use of Natural Resources 4. China’s Policies and Institutional Systems with Respect to Resources and the Environment 5. Economic Globalization and the Sustainable Use of Resources 6. Policy Recommendations with Regard to the Sustainable Use of Resources

About the Author

China Development Research Foundation is one of the leading economic think tanks in China, where many of the details of China’s economic reform have been formulated. Its work and publications therefore provide great insights into what the Chinese themselves think about economic reform and how it should develop.

About the Series

Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

The primary aim of this series is to publish original, high quality, research-level work, by both new and established scholars in the West and East, on all aspects of the Chinese economy, including studies of business and economic history. Works of synthesis, reference books and edited collections will also be considered. Submissions from prospective authors are welcomed.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies