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Shanghai becomes China's "oldest" city with 21% aged above 60! [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2009-4-9 13:30:41 |Display all floors
SHANGHAI, April 9 (Xinhua) -- Senior citizens account for more than 20 percent of the population of Shanghai, an economic powerhouse in eastern China, a city official said Thursday.

Gao Julan, deputy head of the municipal civil affairs bureau, said that as of the end of 2008, there were more than 3 million registered citizens aged above 60 in Shanghai, or 21.6 percent of the population.

The proportion was 4.8 percentage points higher than a year earlier.

Shanghai now has the largest share of the aged in the population among Chinese cities, or twice the national average, according to Gao.

Of the 3 million, 17.8 percent were in their 80s and 90s. The proportion was 6.4 percentage points higher than a year earlier.

Of the 534,400 people aged above 80, about 20 percent needed daily care services, according to Gao.

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Post time 2009-4-9 13:46:39 |Display all floors
that's right. do you know why shanghai government send out more and more policy to attract various person with ability coming to shanghai, one big reason is to use their social security funds to support local aged citizens.

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Post time 2009-4-9 14:01:22 |Display all floors
Aged tendency of population will become a big issue for China soon, and some bigger cities, such as bei jing,shang hai and so forth , will face worse situation .
Although our country has taken some measures to tackle this issue ,we still need to analyze the whole situation we are facing now, various measures should be took in terms of each city's situation, some important cities should be arranged with higher priority , thus , the pressure will be reduced sharply .

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Post time 2009-4-9 14:08:12 |Display all floors
Originally posted by mariame at 2009-4-9 13:30
SHANGHAI, April 9 (Xinhua) -- Senior citizens account for more than 20 percent of the population of Shanghai, an economic powerhouse in eastern China, a city official said Thursday.

Gao Julan,  ...

20% is still rather small.  Nothing like what you see in the developed world.

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