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China's young and old rail against raising retirement age

Move to shore up shrinking labor force raises alarm over jobs and child care

Urban Chinese families often rely on grandparents to bring children to and from school.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- As China's government discusses raising the retirement age to offset the economic impact of its aging population, it faces pushback from a broad cross-section of the population, reflecting its unique family dynamic that often places child-care responsibility on retired grandparents. 

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