By 2022, over 14 per cent of China’s population is expected to be at least 65. Photo: AFP
By 2022, over 14 per cent of China’s population is expected to be at least 65. Photo: AFP

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China’s population: the big picture of a greying society

  • It’s the biggest country in the world in terms of number of people but it is also shrinking and getting older as the fertility rate declines
  • These demographic changes present big challenges for government and the economy

By 2022, over 14 per cent of China’s population is expected to be at least 65. Photo: AFP
By 2022, over 14 per cent of China’s population is expected to be at least 65. Photo: AFP
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