Chinese cities offer longer parental leave to promote better family life
Parents in East China’s Jiangxi Province and Southwest China’s Sichuan Province who have children aged below 3 years old will now be entitled to parental leave for up to 10 days each year, based on revised local family planning regulations aimed at creating a better environment for families to have children.
In Jiangxi, parents will be entitled to marital leave for 15 days, in addition to the national holidays, reports Global Times. Mothers will get to enjoy over 90 days of maternity leave, while fathers will get 30 days of paternity leave.
In Sichuan, measures also include revised regulation to reduce the burden of childbirth, children upbringing and education, as well as stronger maternal health services and guidance of infant care.
Sichuan city authorities also emphasised that employers should ensure that maternity and paternity leave are granted to eligible workers.
In East China’s Anhui Province, the local government is planning to extend marital leave by 13 days, from three days originally. Mothers will be entitled to over 90 days of paternity leave, while fathers will have 30 days of paternity level. If their child is under six years old, parents will have 10 days of parental leave each.