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Wuhan welfare protests escalate as hundreds of voice anger over health insurance cuts | China

Crowds of hundreds of older people took to the streets in the Chinese cities of Wuhan and Dalian on Wednesday in escalating protests against changes to the public health insurance system. The protests were sparked by cuts to monthly allowances paid to retire under China’s vast public health insurance system. The changes, gradually introduced since 2021, come as local government finances are strained following years of strict and costly zero-Covid policies. On Wednesday, a crowd of demonstrators rallied in front of a park in the central Chinese city of Wuhan for the second time in a week. Videos posted on…