December 11, 2013

Can China Escape Demographic Death Spiral?

Paul French, East Asia Forum

The Associated Press

Auguste Comte, the father of sociology, famously said that demographics is destiny. China now has an ageing population. The National Bureau of Statistics estimates that by 2015 there will be some 200 million Chinese people over 60, increasing to 300 million by 2030, and perhaps as many as 480 million by 2050.

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