The thirteenth volume of Social Policy Series in China and Germany "dialogue with China" focuses on the theme "social mobility and balanced economic and social development". Social mobility refers to the rise and fall of people's social and economic status. Higher social upward mobility contribute to keeping economic driving force and social stability, which is a manifestation of equal opportunities.
The cover abstract illustration of this issue chooses the ladder as the visual element, which echoes the theme of this issue. Different high and low stairs symbolize different social levels in the same ecological environment. The path formed by stairs of different heights has different rate of rise or fall, which is influenced by factors such as education level, income, occupation or property. The graphic uses flat color blocks to create a three-dimensional visual effect, and is filled with twill texture, simple and elegant but not easy.