In 2020, China’s population is expected to reach 1.4 billion, 248 million of whom will be aged 60 years and over (Source:Trends and predictions on China’s ageing population , China National Committee of Ageing). These elderly citizens will require accommodation in facilities that support their medical needs and lifestyle as well as a qualified workforce to care for them. These are currently both in short supply. The growing middle class population is also demanding high-quality services which will put more pressure on a medical system that is already grappling with new health issues like cancers, heart disease and obesity.
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