From the 24th May to the 24th August 2021 four Chinese students undertook internships with BIEN. They attended a five day introductory course about Basic Income and the global Basic Income debate, translated pages and posts on the BIEN website into Chinese, summarised in English relevant documents in Chinese, constructed individual Basic Income schemes for China and worked together to create a joint Basic Income scheme, completed individual projects that connected what they had learnt about Basic Income with the subjects of their degrees, and attended the BIEN congress. it was a pleasure to be able to work with such intelligent and motivated students.
summaries in English of relevant documents in Chinese here;
and the Basic Income scheme for China that the students created together is here.
The students’ final individual projects are listed here:
- A report in Chinese on the income and economic composition of rural farmers in China, with a translation into English, by Chunzhuo Zhang (Joey)
- A classification of incomes in China in Chinese, with a translation into English, by Qihao Liang (Qihao)
- A report in Chinese on the factors to be taken into account when constructing a Basic Income scheme for a particular area, with a translation into English, by Fang Yuan (Sherry)
- A summary of a report on the Gyeonggi Youth Basic Income in English, a translation of the whole report into Chinese, and a glossary in Chinese and English of words used in the Basic Income debate, by Xianwen Huang (Amanda)
Our thanks to Amanda, Sherry, Qihao and Joey for working with BIEN; to Dr. Furui Cheng, Tyler Prochazka, Li-Hsin Leen, Dr. Leah Hamilton, and other members of the Executive Committee, for assistance with the introductory course and other aspects of the internship programme; and to the Global Cultural Adventurers organisation for finding such intelligent and committed students for us to work with.