He Xingwu, 74, teaches students with sign language at a special school in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, on September 13. He has worked in the special school for 23 years, having lost his hearing at the age of eight. Photo: Xinhua

How ageing populations in the Asia-Pacific can become an economic boom

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He Xingwu, 74, teaches students with sign language at a special school in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, on September 13. He has worked in the special school for 23 years, having lost his hearing at the age of eight. Photo: Xinhua
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