China faces ‘timebomb’ of ageing population | World news | The Guardian

While this is not an article that covers energy issues, it falls under the broader category of China Futures. The demographic / population dimensions of ageing China have been commented on before. This article offers a very good general overview of the population-ageing issue stemming from the one-child policy.

Life expectancy has soared in China, while fertility has plummeted due to strict birth control policies. In 2009 there were 167 million over-60s, about an eighth of the population. By 2050 there will be 480 million, while the number of young people will have fallen. “It’s a timebomb,” warned Wang Feng of the Brookings-Tsinghua Centre for Public Policy in Beijing.

via China faces ‘timebomb’ of ageing population | World news | The Guardian.

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José Ramos is a researcher, writer and advocate for commons-based social change. He focuses on such areas as future political economy, planetary stewardship, innovations in democracy and governance, the conjunction of foresight and action research, and transformative social innovation.
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