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Post time 2010-7-14 15:03:10 |Display all floors
Should China relax one-child policy as it faces more and more aging population? Time is different with more urban couples who don't want children at the expense of their own happiness. And for those who do want a second child, they are not allowed. With the imminent shrinking labor force, I think China should relax its one-child policy.

China's aging population hits 167 million

BEIJING, July 14 (Xinhuanet) --China saw the largest annual increase in its aged population last year, with the number of people aged 60 and above grew by 7.25 million to 167.14 million, representing 12.5 percent of its total population.

The increase of its aged population by half a percentage point over last year will be a huge challenge for the country, said Wu Yushao, deputy director of the Office of China National Committee on Aging on Tuesday.

The economy, the retirement system and services for the elderly are still too weak to handle the challenge, the Xinhua news agency quoted Wu as saying.

Meanwhile, the number of people in their 80s or older approached 19 million last year, and will rise by 1 million annually, the Office said in a report released Tuesday, noting the average life expectancy is over 73 years old.

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Post time 2010-7-14 15:13:33 |Display all floors

I believe China should have relaxed the one child policy years ago.

China is a big country. Here population is not a burden if you treat the population as human resource. China must invent ways to manage the population. Still Xinjng and Tibt regions are under populated. No body wants to go to those regions and explore opportunities. Everyone wants to stay in the coastal region. This kind of mentality is not good for any nation. You have to be adventurous and enthusiastic to explore more in life. Distribution and presence of population should be same everywhere in China.

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Post time 2010-7-14 15:14:14 |Display all floors

Yes, it's correct time.....

Couple unlikely to have more than 2 or 3 kids, anyway!
and likely only 70% will actually be full time married!

Expect many SINGLE MOTHER's - can be 5% to 10% of the population!
So, improve social welfare service - Mums (low and high income status) with low income husband tend to divorce fast!

hmmmmm

Marvelous!


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Post time 2010-7-14 15:15:17 |Display all floors

Reply #2 communistsec's post

only in 2008, did the TERTIARY EDUCATED age cohort reach 30%, Mr. Bear!

cheerios!

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Post time 2010-7-14 16:39:03 |Display all floors
I think China shouldn't relax the one child policy, if it wants to keep on growing and gaining power. The nation already heavily relies now on food imports and suffert a lot when food prices on international markets grew.

Another problem is, that it is over populated which leads to huge environmental pollution and decreases livingquality in China a lot. If this problem can't be adressed, the future growth will be challenged. Right now at this rather low level of development, a huge population means huge economic growth. But in the future, it's gonna be a liability, as people will demand a better education for their children, more space to live and such things.
Imagine china can one day manage to become as wealthy as eastern Europe and people want to live a kinda similar live to eastern Europen: then they'll want to have a small garden and live in their own dettached lil house...

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Post time 2010-7-14 20:14:39 |Display all floors

why should china has to do just that...

for the whole world to enjoy themselves and not her ownself...have you asked your ownself this question (try to be fair here)  

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Post time 2010-7-14 23:44:23 |Display all floors

China should go for 2-child policy

That will ensure a non-growing non-decreasing population;
more balanced sex ration;
slowing down aging of the nation;
gives confidence to the young that one child needs not support 2 parents and 4 grandparents;

all population problems can be solved with technologies...just need to invest in research and development more - on food, agriculture, water recycling, sustainable or renewable energy, etc.  Chinese people need to progress with more innovative technologies.

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