When I compared the welfare system between Australia, with a democratically elected government, to China, which is ruled by the Chinese Communist regime, the difference cannot be more stark.
The example I wish to talk here is the Youth allowance. In Australia, this is a form of financial help for people of age 24 or younger. There are 5 types of situations where eligible citizens or residents can apply for it:
- age 16 to 21 and looking for full time work,
- age 18 to 24 and studying full time,
- age 16 to 24 and doing a full time Australian apprenticeship,
- age 16 to 17 and independent or needing to live away from home to study, or
- age 16 to 17 studying full time and have completed year12 or equivalent.
Personally, I know of someone who is a single mother whose daughter is a full-time student at the Australian National University. She receives the youth allowance, which can cover her basic living expenses and accommodation.
This reminds me of the farmers in rural areas of mainland China, many of whom are forced to work in the big cities in order to support their children’s education.
Why is there no youth allowance for young people in mainland China?
Why are our basic human rights not respected?
Why is there no basic welfare despite the hefty taxes, both explicit and implicit, that the Chinese people pay to the Communist government?
To put it simply, it is because the Chinese Communist government is not a government elected by its people. From 1949 to the present, CCP has not fulfilled its promise to implement the rule of law and democracy in China.
Under the New Federal State of China founded by Mr Miles Guo and his followers, we will have a government elected by the Chinese people, through “one person, one vote”. The government will listen to the voices from the people because they are voted in, rather than obtaining its power by force.
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Author: Yun Cai