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Oct 18, 2018 07:07 PM
SOCIETY & CULTURE

China Unprepared for Aging Society

Members of a senior citizens’ dance team pose for a photo after attending a gala in Handan, Hebei province, on Saturday. Photo: VCG
Members of a senior citizens’ dance team pose for a photo after attending a gala in Handan, Hebei province, on Saturday. Photo: VCG

A forum on China’s aging society said that the country is failing to prepare for the rapid graying of its population, especially when it comes to the country’s welfare and health care systems.

A statement issued Wednesday after the latest meeting of the Aging Society Forum of 30 said “that the range and scale of aging has increased in speed and degree,” and that China will need to make policy adjustments to address, among other things, “age discrimination, intergenerational conflict, imbalances in supply and demand, and development constraints.”

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