Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Asia's Population is Graying
[11 July 2006 - Voice of America - Hong Kong] As the United Nations observes World Population Day, most Asian countries are grappling with an aging society. Asia is home to the planet's two most populous countries - China and India - and more than half the world's six and a half billion people. And statistics show the Asian population is aging - presenting challenges on how a smaller, younger generation will care for a much larger, older generation. The United Nations projects the number of Asians aged 65 and older will increase more than 300 percent between the years 2000 and 2050 - from 207 million to 857 million. ...


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