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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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Demography China’s Achilles heel

A comparison with America reveals a deep flaw in China’s model of growth Apr 21st 2012 | from the print edition. Economist LIKE the hero of “The Iliad”, China can seem invincible. In 2010 it overtook America in terms of … Continue reading

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In China, a More Western Approach to Elder Care

By PAULA SPAN, New York Times, July 27, 2011, Residents of a home for the elderly in Nanjing, China. In any discussion here about the decision to move an older person into some sort of care facility, we can virtually count … Continue reading

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Challenges for Asia as It Grows Old

NYT ALAN WHEATLEY March 28, 2011 BEIJING — If demography is destiny, as the French philosopher Auguste Comte put it, then Asia faces daunting challenges in the coming decades.

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