Thursday, May 25, 2006

Aging China

Today they will be announcing new pension arrangements in the UK to sort us out for the next few decades; meanwhile China will be facing a demographic crunch with many hundreds of millions of aging Chinese and much fewer young Chinese (see www.iiasa.ac.at/Research/LUC/ChinaFood/data/anim/pop_ani.htm). Scary.

1 comment:

JP said...

Ah but they're tough the Chinese, they work until they drop.

What I find interesting is the way the mindset is moving away from family concerns, i.e. looking after your parents in their dotage *spits*; young people seem more determined to lead their own lives.

Viva la revolution (only in Mandarin of course)!