Latest News:  
Beijing   Overcast/Shower    29 / 21 ℃  City Forecast

English>>China Politics

Vice premier calls for actively coping with aging problem

(Xinhua)

08:05, August 17, 2012

BEIJING, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu on Thursday called for actively coping with the country's aging problem that has extended its far-reaching influence onto economic and social development.

The first half of the 21st century is a key period for the rapid development of the country's aging problem, and China has not adequately prepared to respond to the aging population, Hui, who is also director of the China National Committee on Aging, said at a meeting.

Some 123 million Chinese were over age 65 by the end of 2011, accounting for 9.1 percent of the total population, according to official data.

The scale of the aging population, the level of its development and the burden put on society have exceeded expectations, Hui said.

Elderly people should be considered an important force that can be depended on for economic and social development, and efforts should be made to meet the material and cultural needs of the elderly, Hui said.

The vice premier urged making improvements in the pension, medical insurance and elderly care systems and perfecting the mechanism for including the elderly in social activities.

More special coverages

More special coverages

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:张茜、姚春)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Fighters conduct training on plateau

  2. Indians celebrate 65th Independence Day

  3. Online retailers declare cut-throat price war

  4. Top 10 attractions in Guizhou, China

  5. Movie---Life Is A Miracle

  6. How to Take Great Photographs of Sunsets

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. Japan should avoid making rash moves amid anxiety
  2. Consumers lose out in price war
  3. Is investment-based stimulus needed?
  4. Guangdong mulls rules to encourage heroism
  5. Commentary: Different kind of stimulus
  6. Africa more attuned to partnership with China
  7. Japan's abstaining from shrine visit positive
  8. A ruling in Europe gives cheer to China
  9. Syrian crisis: clash between foreign powers
  10. Commentary: Banks need new culture

What's happening in China

Rooftop villas are legal, officials say

  1. Pfizer facing possible fines over bribery claim
  2. New generation emerges at Shaolin Temple
  3. China's last emperor's house demolished
  4. Shenzhen ponders bad-behavior law
  5. Liaoning diagnosed 4 with skin anthrax infection

China Features

  1. Eight foods to eat in autumn
  2. How to make tasty scrambled eggs?
  3. How to remove brine flavor from tofu?
  4. Beauties compete for Miss Tourism Queen
  5. BMW crash kills three, hurts seven in Dongguan

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai