Pitfalls of an Aging China

January 2, 2013 Topic: DemographySociety Regions: China

Pitfalls of an Aging China

Mini Teaser: Rising social costs, shrinking labor pools, nonperforming loans, a distorted economy and more—an in-depth look at the huge challenge facing Beijing.

by Author(s): John Lee

John Lee is the Michael Hintze fellow and an adjunct associate professor at the Centre for International Security Studies in Sydney University and a nonresident scholar at the Hudson Institute.

Image: Flickr/Garry Knight. CC BY-SA 2.0.

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