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China’s ageing population a ‘long-term reality’, and its silver economy needs to catch up, State Council says



China has released guidelines to better accommodate the needs of the elderly, in line with the nation’s efforts to address its rapidly ageing population.To “actively cultivate the silver economy”, the guidelines – released by the State Council on Wednesday – called for the implementation of support policies, for improvements to industries and services that cater to the special needs of the elderly, and for enhanced market supervision to protect the rights of the elderly.“Population ageing will…



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