For those of you interested in what’s going on in China – in addition to the Olympics and the issues surrounding Tibet – the Chinese Government has issued a paper describing its plan for dealing with its increasing elderly population. Entitled ‘The Development of China’s Undertakings for the Aged’, the paper outlines their official position on a variety of issues, including:

I. State Mechanism of Undertakings for the Aged

II. Old-age Security System

III. Health and Medical Care for the Aged

IV. Social Services for an Ageing Society

V. Cultural Education for the Aged

VI. Participation in Social Development

VII. Safeguarding Elderly People’s Legitimate Rights and Interests