Chinese Incentives To Encourage Interracial Marriages

September 5, 2014 in Daily Bulletin

Jamil Anderlini wrote about China’s efforts to advance the “great cause of assimilation” and “ethnic unity” in the country:

  • Minority ethnic groups who marry somebody from the dominant Han ethnic majority, will be eligible for an annual bonus of ¥10,000 (US$1,600) for up to five years.
  • The policy is targeted at ethnic Uighurs who are predominantly Muslim, from the western region of Xinjiang.
  • Those involved in interracial marriages will also be eligible for up to ¥20,000 in medical expenses, and ¥5,000 towards any resulting child’s education.
  • Such policies have been tried with some success in Tibet where 8% of Tibetans are in interracial marriages. The corresponding proportion for Uighurs is just 1%.
  • The incentives are particularly appealing in a region where the average annual rural income is just ¥7,900.

Read about the incentives, other ways that China is trying to solidify its rule over the Uighurs, and more over here.

Source: Foreign Policy

Via: Marginal Revolution