Beijing says that it will “gradually” increase China’s mandatory retirement ages that have been unchanged for 70 years. Photo: Reuters
Beijing says that it will “gradually” increase China’s mandatory retirement ages that have been unchanged for 70 years. Photo: Reuters

Chinese workers fear job discrimination will rise under plans to increase mandatory retirement age

  • Workplace bias is already widely considered a problem in China’s labour market, and letting people work longer could make finding and keeping a job even more difficult
  • Older employees in white-collar private jobs could end up forced out of long-held roles, especially as competition for jobs among new university graduates intensifies every year

Beijing says that it will “gradually” increase China’s mandatory retirement ages that have been unchanged for 70 years. Photo: Reuters
Beijing says that it will “gradually” increase China’s mandatory retirement ages that have been unchanged for 70 years. Photo: Reuters
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