Author Archives: Hong Zhang

China to End One-Child Policy Due to Aging Crisis

By EWAN PALMER : International Business Times, August 5, 2013 1:04 PM GMT Chinese authorities have said they are considering lifting their controversial one-child policy by the end of 2015, according to reports. State news agency Xinhua has said the country will look … Continue reading

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Aging Chinese Face a Bleak Picture

Wall Street Journal/May 30, 2013. By TOM ORLIK High Rates of Poverty, Disability and Mental Illness Haunt Elderly, Pose Growing Economic Challenge An elderly man sits in his house in Yuangudui village, in China’s Gansu province. BEIJING—China’s elderly are poor, sick and … Continue reading

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China’s rocketing elderly population prompts a rethink on pensions

Darren Wee, Monday 1 October 2012 China’s one-child policy and growing social security deficit mean it is getting old before it gets rich Elderly Chinese men in Beijing play dominoes. Before 2009, only 30% of the population had a pension; … Continue reading

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Views divided on bid to revise pension system

 2012-09-27 07:46 By He Dan (China Daily) Elderly residents take part in a cane aerobics competition in the Shizhong district in Zaozhuang, Shandong province, on Wednesday. About 6,000 senior citizens practice cane aerobics in the district. Ji Zhe/For China Daily Proposal … Continue reading

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