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China planning new policies to take on ageing population: State media

November 23, 2020 8:45 AM

China will offer extensive financial and policy support to encourage couples to have more children.

'Hardcore grandma': Ageing fitness buff proves hit in China

September 25, 2020 7:02 AM

SHANGHAI (AFP) - Chen Jifang hits the gym for at least two hours every day and has the physique to prove it. At nearly 70, she's being held up as a shining example as China orders its vast population to get fit and lose the bulge.

Tokyo's 'Harajuku for Grandmas' losing elderly appeal

September 06, 2020 1:14 AM

TOKYO - Harajuku is renowned as Tokyo's mecca for outlandish youth culture, but over in the city's north-west is a district known as Sugamo that has come to be affectionately known as "Harajuku for Grandmas".

China's birth rate at record low; workforce continues to shrink

January 18, 2020 5:00 AM

BEIJING • China's birth rate last year dropped to the lowest level since as far back as 1949 and the labour force continued to shrink, in the latest sign of slowing growth prospects for the world's second-largest economy.

Lifespan for South Koreans goes up, with 1.88m over 80 now

January 12, 2020 4:29 PM

SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ANN) - South Korea has emerged as a fast ageing society in Asia, alongside Japan, Hong Kong and Macau, with the average lifespan continuously rising. According to Statistics Korea, life expectancy at birth - average projected lifespan - reached 82.7 years as of 2018.

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