Everyone’s talking about the age wave. What’s going to happen when there are more older people than younger people in the world? How will we care for our ageing society?

China is in a particularly tough situation with regards to ageing population. By 2020, 17% of the population will be over age 60 (60 is the age that people qualify for government pensions). Additionally, an estimated 32.5 million people need long term care, with 8 million competing for the 2.5 million nursing home beds.

Recently, the people of China were polled about what they thought were the top issues facing the nation. They ranked ageing as the 8th most critical issue facing the nation.

So what are they doing about it?

Read more about China’s age wave and find out what steps they could take to assuage the impending crisis.