Growing Old in China: New Services for the Elderly


Thursday, September 8, 2011, 11:00am to 1:00pm


Littauer Building, Room 150, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA

Dou YupeiDou Yupei, Vice Minister of Civil Affairs, People’s Republic of China
Co-sponsored by the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations

About the Seminar
At this seminar, Dou Yupei will lead a discussion on China’s current policies and services available to the elderly. As China’s Vice Minister of Civil Affairs, he oversees social welfare programs within the Ministry, with a strong emphasis on policymaking for the elderly. While this Ministry normally focuses on aid to those who fall outside of regular social service programs, much current debate is underway in China on which Ministry will take the lead on formulating policy to address China’s aging problem. The Vice Minister will address such debate and talk more broadly about the country’s aging issues as well as newly created services for the elderly.

In Chinese with translation available.

About the Speaker
Dou Yupei has been the vice minister of Civil Affairs, People’s Republic of China since December 2005. He has held various positions in the Ministry of Civil Affairs including deputy director general of the Department of Resettlement of Demobilized Servicemen, director general of the Department of Social Welfare and Social Affairs, director general of the Department of Administrative Division and Geographic Names, director general of the General Office. In addition, he has held several positions at the local level including deputy director of the Bureau of Civil Affairs of Sihong County, Jiangsu Province; deputy secretary of the CPC Committee of the Shapingba District, Chongqing Municipality. He was born in September 1957 in Tianjin Municipality with Han nationality. In 1982 he graduated from Nankai University with a bachelor’s degree in arts. He received his postgraduate diploma from the Central Party School.