A study of China's elderly has revealed the struggles they face. Photo: AP

One in 4 elderly Chinese living below poverty line, landmark study finds

Unprecedented survey warns of the challenges ahead for China's ageing population and the government

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A study of China's elderly has revealed the struggles they face. Photo: AP
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Jeanette Wang

Jeanette Wang

SCMP health editor Jeanette Wang discovered the joy of trail running in 2011, when she moved from ultra-urbanised Singapore to the country park haven of Hong Kong. She's since neglected road running and triathlons in favour of the trails, and participates regularly in local races. Why? Because, as, John Muir said: “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity..."