Foreigners working in China with Work Permits need to have Chinese social insurance in accordance with the law. The insurance includes basic retirement insurance benefits, basic medical insurance, work injury insurance, unemployment insurance, and maternity insurance.
Foreigners covered in the social insurance system will be entitled to social benefits in accordance with the law once the qualifying conditions are met.
For a foreigner who leaves China before reaching the statutory pension age and plans to return in the future, they can have their individual social insurance account kept, and later reactivated upon returning back to China. Upon written application to close the social insurance account from the person in question, the proceeds in the individual account can be paid pump-sum to the said person.
At Tsinghua, the social insurance is processed by the Human Resource Office.