An elderly Chinese man flexes his muscles as he performs a martial arts routine on the street for onlookers in Beijing, China. Photo: Getty Images
An elderly Chinese man flexes his muscles as he performs a martial arts routine on the street for onlookers in Beijing, China. Photo: Getty Images
Zhou Xin
Opinion

Opinion

My Take by Zhou Xin

2022 to be remembered as the year that China’s population peaked and its demographic crisis began

  • China’s family planning policy has accelerated the country’s demographic challenges, forcing it to deal with a rapidly ageing population
  • The pandemic is a reminder that a society where pensioners make up a large part of the population will always be vulnerable to public health challenges

An elderly Chinese man flexes his muscles as he performs a martial arts routine on the street for onlookers in Beijing, China. Photo: Getty Images
An elderly Chinese man flexes his muscles as he performs a martial arts routine on the street for onlookers in Beijing, China. Photo: Getty Images
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