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An insight into the issue of China’s rapidly ageing population. Elderly people in China are traditionally venerated. But the speed of China’s development is causing social and demographic change. More and more elderly people are choosing to live in retirement homes rather than putting pressure on their children.
Stratfor’s Colin Chapman, just back from China, and VP of East Asia analysis Rodger Baker examine the current state of Chinese demographics, corruption, social unrest and relaxing media restrictions under the one-party system of government.
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1,336,718,015 (July 2011 est.)
- 0-14 years: 17.6% (male 126,634,384/female 108,463,142)
- 15-64 years: 73.6% (male 505,326,577/female 477,953,883)
- 65 years and over: 8.9% (male 56,823,028/female 61,517,001)(2011 est.)
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