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Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security

Updated: Sep 3,2014 5:16 PM

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS) of the People’s Republic of China is a ministry under the State Council which is responsible for national labor policy standards, regulations - and managing the national social security system. It is thus responsible for labor force management, labor relations, social insurance management and legal construction of labor. Its employees are regarded as civil servants.

The ministry was created in 2008 by merging the Ministry of Personnel and Ministry of Labor and Social Security, following a decision announced at the National People’s Congress.

The MOHRSS is responsible for managing the employment market in China and, together with other government agencies, provides assistance to labor-intensive industries and enterprises with the aim of creating more employment opportunities.