An elderly man loads a cart at a market in Guangzhou in China’s Guangdong province on June 10. Those aged 65 or over are projected to make up 14 per cent of the Chinese population by 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE An elderly man loads a cart at a market in Guangzhou in China’s Guangdong province on June 10. Those aged 65 or over are projected to make up 14 per cent of the Chinese population by 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE
An elderly man loads a cart at a market in Guangzhou in China’s Guangdong province on June 10. Those aged 65 or over are projected to make up 14 per cent of the Chinese population by 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE

Letters | China beat the coronavirus, but a greying workforce may prove a greater challenge

  • The trade war and the Covid-19 pandemic have already posed challenges to China’s economy. However, in the long term, a shrinking workforce due to its ageing population will pose the biggest obstacle to growth

Topic |   China's ageing population
An elderly man loads a cart at a market in Guangzhou in China’s Guangdong province on June 10. Those aged 65 or over are projected to make up 14 per cent of the Chinese population by 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE An elderly man loads a cart at a market in Guangzhou in China’s Guangdong province on June 10. Those aged 65 or over are projected to make up 14 per cent of the Chinese population by 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE
An elderly man loads a cart at a market in Guangzhou in China’s Guangdong province on June 10. Those aged 65 or over are projected to make up 14 per cent of the Chinese population by 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE
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