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How Chinese Celebrate Birthday for Elderly People?

Traditionally, Chinese people do not pay a lot of attention to birthday until they are 60 years old. The 60th birthday is regarded as a very important point of life and therefore there is often a big celebration. After that, a birthday celebration is held every ten years, that is the 70th, the 80th, etc, [...]

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Family Support for Old People

A nationwide survey found that about 23 percent of China’s seniors over the age of 65 live by themselves. Another survey conducted in Beijing showed that less than 50 percent of elderly women live with their children. Since more and more elderly have to live alone, homes for the elderly are far form being enough [...]

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Coping with Pressures of Aging Society in China

At a press conference in Beijing on Mar the 6th 2006, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) highlighted some of the key points of interest of the 11th Five-Year Guidelines (2006-2010). A national program was announced after being issued by the China National Committee and approved by the State Council, that China plans to [...]

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