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George Magnus: The clock is ticking for an aging Asia

Clockwise from top left, elderly citizens in Thailand, Japan, China and Vietnam (Reuters except for Japan)

The rapid aging of the population is widely recognized as one of the most daunting challenges facing developed economies, such as Japan and Germany. Less attention has been paid to the fact that graying demographics are a ubiquitous global phenomenon -- even in once youthful emerging Asia.

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