Beijing has been encouraging retirees to return to work as the rapidly ageing country faces a long-term decline in its workforce. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
Beijing has been encouraging retirees to return to work as the rapidly ageing country faces a long-term decline in its workforce. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
China jobs

China’s army of retirees seek return to work as economic toll on their families mounts

  • Mandatory retirement ages in China are among the world’s lowest, and experts say Beijing’s plans to revise the 70-year-old rules cannot come soon enough
  • Demographic crisis is poised to result in a long-term decline in China’s rapidly ageing workforce, with the state pension fund at risk of drying up

Beijing has been encouraging retirees to return to work as the rapidly ageing country faces a long-term decline in its workforce. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
Beijing has been encouraging retirees to return to work as the rapidly ageing country faces a long-term decline in its workforce. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
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