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‘China’s aging millions look forward to bleak future’

Catholic World News - July 25, 2014

China’s population of elderly will rise to 350 million by 2030, and the nation’s one-child policy will “impose a huge burden on the country, shrink the labor force that has fueled its growth, and put the responsibility for multiple grandparents onto a single grandchild,” Agence France-Presse reported.

“This is not something China has encountered in the past,” said Wang Feng, a demographer at the Brookings Institution. “The pressure is building up. It’s just going to get greater and greater.”

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  • Posted by: gary.brisebois1104 - Jul. 25, 2014 6:29 PM ET USA

    The one-child policy leads in one generation to the one-grandparent policy. Euthanasia will be the solution proffered.

  • Posted by: normnuke - Jul. 25, 2014 11:08 AM ET USA

    This is due to the fatuous opinions of the bien pensent chattering classes in the West who demanded that China curb its population (remember the population bomb that was supposed to go off in the 1970's?) How many millions of baby girls were murdered?

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