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Working-age population sees biggest drop in modern history [Copy link] 中文

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A worker stands on scaffolding on a construction site in Rizhao city, Shangdong province, on April 15, 2015. [Photo/CFP]

China's working-age population saw its largest decline in modern China's history in 2015, a trend that worried demographers and economists.
Defined as people between 16 to 60, the working-age population fell by a record 4.87 million, more than the population of Ireland, to  ...

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This should not be a big problem. In fact, this is an opportune time to speed up our man-machine inter-phase program in lifting the productivity and quality of our working force in the 'New Economy'. For example, vocational schools can be enhanced to beef up the skills of our migrant workers. An apprentice system can be encouraged for new entrance workers. Another example of man-machine inter-phase is the availability of internet and mobile phones in increasing the productivity of our agricultural enterprises.

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