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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 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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