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The ageing dragon


Though it has 21 per cent of global population, with 1.3 billion people, China's demographic growth has slowed down significantly from the 1960s when it grew by 19-24 million a year. The one-child policy and longer life spans are producing an ageing nation. The working population to support it diminishes relatively while the real retirement age is considerably lower than the official level.

Though annual population growth has fallen from 3 per cent in the 1960s to 0.59 per cent...

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