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China’s Aging Population Threatens Its Labor Force

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China’s seventh national population census showed that 44.3 percent of its cities have an aged population. According to the World Health Organization, when the number of people over 65 years of age in a country or region exceeds 7 percent, it is called an “aging society.” When the number exceeds 14 percent, it becomes an “aged society,” and 20 percent is a “super-aged society.” On Sept. 5, China Business Network, a Chinese state-owned media, reported that 149 out of 336 censused cities in China had entered the designation of being an aged society, which accounted for 44.3 percent of the censused total. The 149 cities are primarily in the northeast region, the central region, the Yangtze River Delta, the middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River, and the Chengdu-Chongqing City Group. Forty-one percent of the cities are in the eastern coastal area, accounting for 27.5 percent; 36 in the …

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