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Post time 2019-2-9 14:16:03 |Display all floors
(Xinhua) -- China may see a rapid growth in the number of people aged 80 or above from 2025 to 2050, according to a recent report issued by Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Aging Well Association (CAWA).

As of 2017, the number of people aged 80 and above had totaled 26 million in China, accounting for 1.8 percent of the country's total population. The proportion may rise to 2 percent in 2025 but rocket to 8 percent in 2050, the report said, citing a United Nations publication titled "World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision."

The country will be an "aged society" by 2026, with more than 14 percent of the total population aged 65 and above.

By 2018, China had 249 million people aged 60 and above, accounting for 17.9 percent of its total population, becoming a country with the largest and fastest-growing aged population in the world.

The fast-growing aging population will pose challenges to the country's economic development, as the country's expenditure in healthcare, pension and other areas related to elderly citizens is projected to rise from 7.33 percent of the country's GDP to 26.24 percent from 2015 to 2050, according to the report.

The country should further improve its healthcare and other social security systems to address the rapid aging of the population, said Liu Yuanli, director of CAWA and chief editor of the report.

China's National Health Commission has released a work plan with 12 other government departments to boost the health of the elderly.


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Post time 2019-2-10 20:45:11 |Display all floors
This post was edited by SEARU at 2019-2-10 20:51

That former headmaster said at the meeting:“Please don't take money too seriously since all of your saving is mere abstract number on the bank account!” So it is when we mention of age! No necessary pay too much attention to the counting of age-increase! I see that lady always keeping working without stopping who looks ten years younger than others of the same age! My uncle-in-law admires her very much who believes she can live to 100 years old judging from her present health condition! Yes, she is my mother who seldom rests herself for the so-called enjoyment of retirement! Doing labor-work is her hobby that helps her own youth-mindset! So it is funny and useful if you take seniors as young as kids! That can release ourselves from many man-made troubles! Such living-concept is wonderful for the new year!

I can not help laughing!

Childish pure  mindset can simplify your life which let you live in a light way! Without man-made troubles you will work in high efficiency!

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Post time 2019-2-12 01:37:23 |Display all floors
SEARU Post time: 2019-2-10 07:45
That former headmaster said at the meeting:“Please don't take money too seriously since all of you ...

I see that lady always keeping working without stopping who looks ten years younger than others of the same age!


That's great for the healthy, now how about the old and sick.

Plenty of them on their way.
Many countries are seeing the same situation.
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. Mark Twain

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