Benefit the People
The term means to benefit and provide for the people. Huimin (惠民) is a concrete manifestation of benevolent governance and loving the people, with focus on dividing wealth among the people and benefiting them. The emphasis is on placing the interests of the people first, so that they will support both ruler and government officials. Specifically this means all policies and measures must be in the public interest, must fulfill and ensure the real needs of the people, and make them better off; they should not conflict with the public interest, or worse, be deceitful or resort to force.
Heaven benefits the people, and a ruler should follow the will of heaven. (The Book of History)
Dividing wealth among the people is called hui, or benefiting the people.(Mencius)
When Duke Jing of Qi was in the State of Jin, he asked Shi Kuang about how to rule, saying, “What is your advice?” Shi Kuang answered, “All you need to do is look after your people.” …The duke returned to the State of Qi, opened the state granaries, and divided up the grain among the poor; he opened the palace treasury and distributed money to those without family to support them. There was no more grain from previous years or unused wealth. Palace maids who had not found favor with him were allowed to leave and marry, and people over seventy were provided with grain by the state. (Hanfeizi)