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Life Upclose

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Life Upclose
23 MIN2017 MAR 17
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Along with its eye-catching economic growth in recent decades, the world's most populous nation has also been aging rapidly.  Having long passed the international threshold of an "aging society," China is facing great challenges to provide elderly care for the hundreds of millions of people already above the age of 60. As the government finds itself short of the funds needed to build all the nursing homes required, it has been encouraging private investment and volunteer services to fill the gap.