Foreigners that meet certain conditions can enjoy pension insurance benefits in China. In accordance with Social Insurance Law of the People’s Republic of China and Interim Measures for Participation in Social Insurances of Foreigners Employed in China, where a foreigner participating in the social insurance in China satisfies the statutory conditions for obtaining pension, he/she can enjoy pension insurance benefits in accordance with law.
If a foreigner leaves China before he/she is qualified for enjoying the pension benefits, his/her individual social insurance account shall be maintained and his/her period of contributions may be accumulated when he/she is employed in China again; upon his/her written application for termination of the social insurance relationship, the balance in his/her private social insurance account may be refunded in a lump sum; the balance in a foreigner’s private social insurance account may be inherited according to law in case of his/her death.
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