It is the authorities in the province of Hebei, which is located outside the capital city of Beijing, which published the plan, but more than ten other provinces in the country has come up with similar proposals, reports chinese media.
the News has become China's most sought after topic on the internet and started a debate about the advantages and disadvantages of the idea.
they expectantly look forward to the guidelines begin to be implemented. They look lazy weekends, extended to 2.5 days, in front of him. One of the many positive comments in the flow of the comments reads:
– the Policy will stimulate consumption and boost the economy. I support the powerful!
the People's Daily, the ruling Communist party's mouthpiece, welcomes the proposal:
– It can not work good if you don't know how to rest well, commented to the newspaper on his chinese microblog.
with the plan that the consumption will be increased in 2019 and 2020, and employers in general will make working hours more flexible and to encourage vacation during the busy times of the year that does not coincide public holidays.
Workplaces that are well prepared can start testing the 2.5-day weekends, reads a text.
the Chinese leadership is concerned currently, much of the economic development. Statistics in area after area, pointing towards the upcoming difficulties: the speed of growth is declining to levels not seen in decades, the stock market goes bad, sales of new cars declines for the first time in 25 years. Consumers hold tighter in the money – partly as a result of the trade wars against the united states.
a proposal stating that the state intends not only to stimulate the banks ' lending, but also to spur one billion chinese consumers to buy, for example cars and appliances.
It is in this light that the proposal, if extended weekends are presented. And who thank the voluntary ' no ' to the reduction of working time without loss of pay?
But many are also skeptical as to whether the new policy works in practice. They mean that many small and medium-sized chinese companies are already grappling with the problem to give employees time off on Saturdays and Sundays.
the Other is pointing at the chaos at risk of breaking out if the government authorities, where it is already difficult to get things done, keeps closed an extra half-day of the week. Others doubt that the employees, if the extended leave becomes a reality, when heading to the malls to shop.
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