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The DC LERA Board of Governors invites you
to the monthly luncheon meeting...

Inside Social Security in China
Challenges and Opportunities

Luncheon Program
Noon – Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Woman’s National Democratic Club

With Speaker

Dr. Xiaoyan Qian

Embassy of the People’s Republic of China

Some one billion people in China are covered by the country's social security system -- the largest number of beneficiaries covered by any single country's social security system in the world!

Despite the high coverage rate, China still faces important challenges in implementing its extensive system -- most importantly, income gaps between urban and rural areas and a pension deficit between contributions and payment. Consequently, the Chinese pension system needs reform to be sustainable into the future.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Xiaoyan Qian, First Secretary and Labor Attaché at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, will be our speaker at our October luncheon. Not only will Dr. Qian will give us an inside view of China’s social security system, but she will also welcome a discussion of experiences and lessons learned in the U.S.

In 1996, Dr. Qian joined what is now the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, where she rose to become the Director of the Division of Technical Cooperation. In 2012, she took up her current post in the Policy Section in the Embassy in Washington. She holds Master's degrees from Oxford University and Renmin University and a Doctor of Law degree from Tianjin Nankai University.

We invite you to join us for what promises to be a fascinating discussion about the future of social security in the world's most populous country.

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Delicious Lunch: Buffet with salad, choice of two entrées, vegetarian options, sides, choice of dessert, plus coffee/iced/tea. Cash wine service.

Time: Sign-in begins: 11:30; Lunch: 12:00; Presentation and Q&A: 12:30 - 1:30.

Venue:  Woman's National Democratic Club, located in the historic Whittemore House at 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20036, just one block from Dupont Circle and its Red Line Metro station.

Price: DC LERA Members $25, DC LERA Member Special Guest Rate $25, Non-members $30, Students $15

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