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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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Views divided on bid to revise pension system

 2012-09-27 07:46 By He Dan (China Daily) Elderly residents take part in a cane aerobics competition in the Shizhong district in Zaozhuang, Shandong province, on Wednesday. About 6,000 senior citizens practice cane aerobics in the district. Ji Zhe/For China Daily Proposal … 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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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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