Last year, China’s population aged over 60 rose from 264.02 million to 267.36 million, representing 18.9 per cent of the total. Photo: Reuters
Last year, China’s population aged over 60 rose from 264.02 million to 267.36 million, representing 18.9 per cent of the total. Photo: Reuters

China population: pension burden in the spotlight as more than a third of provinces have 20 per cent of population aged above 60

  • In Liaoning province, 25.7 per cent of the population is aged over 60, while in Shandong the figure is 21.15 per cent
  • Analysts say ageing is one of the biggest challenges facing China, with enormous strain likely for the pension system

Last year, China’s population aged over 60 rose from 264.02 million to 267.36 million, representing 18.9 per cent of the total. Photo: Reuters
Last year, China’s population aged over 60 rose from 264.02 million to 267.36 million, representing 18.9 per cent of the total. Photo: Reuters
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