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Jiangsu increases maternity leave pay

China’s Jiangsu Province will provide financial support to companies regarding maternity leave. Companies will receive subsidies for paying insurance premiums for female employees during their second and third maternity leaves, the South China Morning Post reports. According to the report, authorities will reimburse 50 to 80 percent of social security payments for women who have a second and third child, respectively. The reimbursements will be paid for six months. Jiangsu is the first province to introduce such a measure.

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