Author Archives: Hong Zhang

Ageing China: Changes and challenges

BBC/19 September 2012 Fewer children In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the government advocated a “later, longer, fewer” lifestyle, encouraging people to marry later, have wide gaps between children and fewer children overall. It also instated the controversial one-child … Continue reading

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As China Ages, Beijing Turns to Morality Tales to Spur Filial Devotion

NYT ANDREW JACOBS and ADAM CENTURY September 5, 2012 BEIJING — Reading it now, six centuries after Guo Jujing wrote this paean to parental devotion, “The 24 Paragons of Filial Piety” comes off as a collection of scary bedtime stories. There is … Continue reading

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A cultural revolution to make London sit up and take notice

Marina Hyde in Beijing The Guardian, Tuesday 12 August 2008 Jiao Bingcheng is hanging upside down, virtually in a splits position, from a set of monkey bars. Building up his swing, he pivots 180 degrees, draws his legs together, and … Continue reading

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The Demographic Divide: Challenges in China’s Senior Housing

ULI–the Urban Land Institute,  Mark Cooper May 24, 2012 2012 Asia Pacific Summit By 2050, there will be more over-60s in China than there are people in the United States—that’s 450 million. Even today there are nearly 180 million, and … Continue reading

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