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Most Chinese hope the government will increase its investment in care for the elderly, according to the results of an online survey.
Most Chinese hope the government will increase its investment in care for the elderly, according to the results of an online survey published on Tuesday.
Though traditional Chinese morality emphasizes being filial, an ageing society is producing innovative care in the community programs for the elderly.
Central and local governments should work out policies to guarantee adequate pension and social welfare for the elderly so they don't have to worry about taking care of their basic needs.
The path China chooses to follow in dealing with the challenges of an aging population could prove a route for other developing nations.
It cannot be overemphasized how much pressure China's aging society will put on almost every aspect of society.
The distance between the young and the aged will increase if the youth don't respect and support senior citizens and have more heart-to-heart talks with them.
A proposal was issued on Thursday to further promote cultural construction for senior citizens and effectively cope with the aging society, according to the China National Committee on Aging (CNCA).
The sixth national population census of China conducted in 2011 showed the proportion of people aged 15-64 (a measure of the labor force) in 2000 was 70 percent and increased in 2010 to a peak high level of 74.5 percent. But in 2011, we saw the first decline in the labor force by 0.1 percent to 74.4 percent. The decline may appear insignificant but it marked the beginning of the almost irreversible trend - a declining labor force in China. The current pool of labor, therefore, cannot be sustained over the next two decades. Such a substantial decline in the labor force will pose a great threat to China's pension system.
'Granny" Li has attempted suicide three times. First, she tried to gas herself by leaving the oven turned on, but her neighbors smelled the gas and intervened. The second time she took an overdose of sleeping pills, and on the third she jumped into a deep pond and tried to drown herself. However, Li's now-vigilant neighbors saved her on those occasions too.
The gap in China's social security insurance fund is stirring concerns that the retirement age may be postponed to 65.
The top social security fund administrator has suggested making people work longer and receive their pensions later to offset a pension fund shortfall.