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China to End One-Child Policy Due to Aging Crisis

By EWAN PALMER : International Business Times, August 5, 2013 1:04 PM GMT Chinese authorities have said they are considering lifting their controversial one-child policy by the end of 2015, according to reports. State news agency Xinhua has said the country will look … Continue reading

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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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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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