China Faces Daunting Challenges as Senior Care Comes of Age

Complicating efforts to house seniors is the fact that many elderly in China suffer from poor health. The National Committee on Aging said China was home to more than 40.6 million disabled or partly disabled senior citizens in 2016, accounting for 18.3% of the elderly population. Eye disease, malignant tumors and cardiovascular disease are common. Demand for housing and …

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