Category Archives: Aging China

China’s ageing population: 100-year waiting list for Beijing nursing home

The Telegraph/ 16 January 2013  Methuselah himself might have struggled to win a place at one of Beijing’s most popular old people’s homes: the waiting list is currently 100 years long. Such is the shortage of elderly care in China’s … Continue reading

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China Elderly Visit Law Forces People To See Aging Parents

Huffington Post/28 December 2012 BEIJING — Visit your parents. That’s an order. So says China, whose national legislature on Friday amended its law on the elderly to require that adult children visit their aged parents “often” – or risk being … Continue reading

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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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Rise in China’s Aging Poses Challenge to Beijing

NYT DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOW September 10, 2012 Forty minutes’ drive east of Beijing in Yanjiao, a town just inside the border of neighboring Hebei Province, a vast care facility for the elderly is rising in green fields, part of a … Continue reading

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