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China population: workforce to drop by 35 million over next five years as demographic pressure grows

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]China’s workforce will drop by 35 million over the next five years, according to the government, adding pressure on the state pension system and forcing Beijing to adopt new measures to meet the demographic challenge.Experts have long warned Beijing must take action against a declining labour force and rapidly ageing society, which is expected to weigh on the country’s economic progress in the years ahead.China’s working age population – or those aged between 16 and 59 – fell by 40 million in…

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China’s workforce will drop by 35 million over the next five years, according to the government, adding pressure on the state pension system and forcing Beijing to adopt new measures to meet the demographic challenge.Experts have long warned Beijing must take action against a declining labour force and rapidly ageing society, which is expected to weigh on the country’s economic progress in the years ahead.China’s working age population – or those aged between 16 and 59 – fell by 40 million in…

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