China's ageist glass ceiling may need to crack as country's median age creeps up and pool of young talent becomes smaller. Image: SCMP
China's ageist glass ceiling may need to crack as country's median age creeps up and pool of young talent becomes smaller. Image: SCMP

China’s ageing workforce: As the country gets older, will Big Tech’s ageist glass ceiling crack?

  • Age discrimination in the country’s technology industry is particularly acute, with employees aged 35 and older at high risk of being laid off
  • With the country’s median age creeping up and amid a limited supply of young talent, pressure is increasing for the age glass ceiling to crack

China's ageist glass ceiling may need to crack as country's median age creeps up and pool of young talent becomes smaller. Image: SCMP
China's ageist glass ceiling may need to crack as country's median age creeps up and pool of young talent becomes smaller. Image: SCMP
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