China Facing Rapidly Growing Aging Population

by: Ezra Marbach

According to China Economic Net, China's State Family Planning and Population Commission (China's
leading population think-tank) predicts that the number of Chinese residents 65 or older will grow to more than 200 million in 2007 from just under 100 million in 2000.

The commission forecasts that the likely proportion of the population 65 or older will surge to 24% by 2050.