Apart from increasing the coverage of basic pensions, the government also said it would increase the number of beds in 1,000 publicly owned nursing homes and convert around 200 training centres into elderly care facilities. Photo: Xinhua Apart from increasing the coverage of basic pensions, the government also said it would increase the number of beds in 1,000 publicly owned nursing homes and convert around 200 training centres into elderly care facilities. Photo: Xinhua
Apart from increasing the coverage of basic pensions, the government also said it would increase the number of beds in 1,000 publicly owned nursing homes and convert around 200 training centres into elderly care facilities. Photo: Xinhua

China population: Beijing hoping for ‘appropriate’ 2021 fertility level as demographic challenges mount

  • Premier Li Keqiang said that China would ‘work to achieve an appropriate’ fertility level while delivering the government work report at the National People’s Congress
  • Last year, the national social security fund, which includes pensions as well as insurance coverage for medical, unemployment and work-related injuries, ran at a deficit of 671 billion yuan (US$104 billion)

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Apart from increasing the coverage of basic pensions, the government also said it would increase the number of beds in 1,000 publicly owned nursing homes and convert around 200 training centres into elderly care facilities. Photo: Xinhua Apart from increasing the coverage of basic pensions, the government also said it would increase the number of beds in 1,000 publicly owned nursing homes and convert around 200 training centres into elderly care facilities. Photo: Xinhua
Apart from increasing the coverage of basic pensions, the government also said it would increase the number of beds in 1,000 publicly owned nursing homes and convert around 200 training centres into elderly care facilities. Photo: Xinhua
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