China Sets up Special Fund for Ex-soldiers
   2013-08-01 09:05:48    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Wang Wei
 

The China Legal Aid Foundation has launched a special fund for soldiers who left the armed-services.

The fund is designed to provide legal aid for the ex-soldiers and to help them better ease into life as a civilian.

Zhen Xiaze is the secretary-general of the China Legal Aid Foundation.

"Because of its special working and living environment, soldiers usually lack understanding of society. When demobilized, some soldiers cannot adapt to new surroundings immediately, and they often come across legal problems which can directly affect their life and work. The aim of this fund is to give demobilized soldiers a guarantee of fair judicial protection and safeguard their legitimate rights and the judicial justice."

It is said that tens of thousands of ex-military personnel face problems every year in finding employment after being released from their military service.

The Foundation has around 2-million yuan set aside in the fund.

Most of the donations are from retired soldiers and from entrepreneur Wu Peng, who himself is an ex-member of the PLA.

"I'm an entrepreneur. I am also a retired soldier. I can never erase my special feelings to my army and to the soldiers. I've always wanted to do something for the ex-soldiers who are in trouble. Upon hearing the news that China Legal Aid Foundation is to establish this fund, I participated in it without hesitation. I believe this is also a common wish of all the donators. The special fund will undoubtedly benefit many demobilized soldiers. "

Since 2001, more than 120-thousand demobilized soldiers have landed a job after retirement in China.

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