Beijing has called for an active response to China’s looming demographic crisis, with one third of its population estimated to be over 60 by 2050. Photo: AFP

China’s ageing population prompts plan to deal with looming silver shock

  • Five-point strategy unveiled in first policy paper aimed at the most daunting social and political challenge of coming decades
  • Estimates say over-60s will make up one third of the population by 2050
Topic |   China's ageing population

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Beijing has called for an active response to China’s looming demographic crisis, with one third of its population estimated to be over 60 by 2050. Photo: AFP
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Phoebe Zhang

Phoebe Zhang

Phoebe Zhang is a society reporter with the South China Morning Post. She likes to write human-interest stories and has written many about people living on the fringes of society. She believes there's no story or person that's too small.