China’s Unprecedented Demographic Crisis

Over the past 40 years, China has benefited from the greatest economic rise is human history.  When it emerged onto the global scene, its culture and its enormous population of young literate workers were its greatest assets.  But 40 years later, its population is shrinking and rapidly aging, while its 2500-year-old family traditions are collapsing.  How did this situation arise?  What are the implications for China’s global competitiveness?  And how is this likely to affect its internal politics, economic strength, and international relations?  We’ll show you.

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