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China’s rocketing elderly population prompts a rethink on pensions

Darren Wee Guardian.co.uk, 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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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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As enriched China ages, ‘filial piety’ strained

CNN February 10, 2011|By Jaime FlorCruz, CNN For 93-year-old widow Liu Bingdi, the Chinese lunar New Year is the happiest time of the year. “It’s a time when we all gather for family reunion,” says Mrs. Liu.

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How to cope with an old-age problem

CHINA DAILY CAI XIAO February 8, 2011   Behind two elderly people walking on a street in Nanjing, is the Chinese character “fu” (which means happiness) on a wall. Analysts say the number of Chinese people older than 60 will … Continue reading

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