An elderly woman gives her grandson a sausage in Tiananmen Square. While the mainland's elderly population is the fastest-growing in the world, the younger population is in decline. Photo: Simon Song

Survey shows problems of China's growing elderly population

Survey shows task facing Beijing as it struggles to cater for the world's fastest-rising elderly population, with a quarter below poverty line

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An elderly woman gives her grandson a sausage in Tiananmen Square. While the mainland's elderly population is the fastest-growing in the world, the younger population is in decline. Photo: Simon Song
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