(AGI) Beijing, May 31 - Italy's healthcare system can be a model for China's healthcare reform said Mario Marazziti, president of the 12th Parliamentary Commission for Social Affairs. The six-day mission is being held in Beijing, where Italian MPs will speak with Chinese institutions on China's social and healthcare issues. "The Italian healthcare system is the most qualified one for the needs of Chinese healthcare, because it's universal and less costly than those of other nations," Mr Mazzariti explained. "Guaranteeing basic healthcare services is one of the main topics in China," he stated during a press conference at the Italian Embassy in China. The Commission, which also comprises Maria Pia Carla Tripaldi, Donata Lenzi, and Giulia Grillo, will meet with officials over the next few days from China's Food and Drugs Administration and the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the most important advisory body in China's parliament, the National People's Congress. The possibilities offered by Italian healthcare will allow China to face "a healthcare roadmap at a time in which the population is ageing and domestic immigrants essentially aren't part of the system". Mr Marazziti then referred to a law recently approved by the Italian parliament in its reform of the voluntary sector. Italy can be a legislative model in this regard too. Private charity is increasing in China and the nation intends to lift some 70 million people out of poverty who are still living on around a dollar a day. The ageing population is one of main concerns for Beijing, which in 2015 abolished its one-child policy after 36 years. The year 2016 will be the year of Italian healthcare in China under the slogan "v-Italy-ty". It opened with a visit in January by Italy's Health Minister, Beatrice Lorenzin. (AGI). .