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It is estimated that China’s aging population will reach its peak of 400 million by 2055, with large numbers of the elderly in rural areas and a prevalence of female senior citizens, a recent report showed.

The report, issued by Social Science Academic Press, pointed out that the Chinese aging population, defined by an age threshold of 65, is expected to climb to 280 million by 2030, accounting for 20.2 percent of the population. The number will further jump to 400 million by 2055, with an accompanying percentage of 27.2 percent.

The years before 2040 will witness the fastest growth of the elderly population, with an annual growth of 0.5 percent. The population's disproportionate female population is due to the longer average life expectancy of women compared to men, the report added.

Generally speaking, the larger a city is, the more slowly its population will age. However, compared with developed countries like Japan and Korea, population-aging in China has its own characteristics.

“The aging population in Japan and Korea is a natural result of transitioning economic development, while the phenomenon in China is largely due to family planning policies, which led to a decrease in births,” noted Ma Li, a population expert and State Council counselor.

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Aging population is not automatically a problem. It only becomes a problem if the younger generations are unable to provide the services the elderly need.

In a previous debate, I was reminded that each generation pays for their own pension.

But with every generation comes a need to upgrade housing, build infrastructure, and provide services to the elderly. It doesn't matter how big your pension is, if there is "nobody" to provide services for that money.

Thus the question is not how big the retired population is, but how much output can the working population produce. That population is shrinking, and at same time the money that foreign trade can generate to the country is diminishing.

The government must consider an increasingly complex matrix of factors for each policy decision.

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The aging population in China will become a big financial burden for that country, as it has been proven to be in other countries.

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Canada will probably be worried over this news
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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Canada will probably be worried over this news

They're worried right now.
Chinese people moving back home.

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