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What China can teach the world about getting old and staying rich

Japan and Italy stand out as examples of how not to manage an aging population

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Elderly people eat free hotpot in Taiyuan, pictured in October 2018: China has made sure that the economic burden of carrying its older generations is affordable.   © Reuters

Dr. Lauren A. Johnston is research associate, China Institute, SOAS, University of London. She is founder and managing director of New South Economics.

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