The Aging Society: More Chances Than Challenges

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As we all know, China is now stepping into an aging country. According to the criterion of the United Nations, once the proportion of the over-sixty-year old people exceeds 10 percent of the county’s population, the country becomes an aging country. The figure in China is 13.26 percent by the end of the year 2010. We all know it is serious. What’s worse, lower fertility rate, as well as poor social welfare intensifies the situation, not to mention the underdeveloped economy. All these factors bring unprecedented challenge to China. However, every coin has two sides. There is no doubt that the fact that there exists a good chance for younger people even under such a serious condition. As long as the chances can be utilized, the aging society can offer more chances than the challenges it has brought.

  Surely, the aging society will bring many challenges in the following aspects. In social security aspect, the more elder people means more capital devotion. In hospitalization insurance aspects, the challenges are also unavoidable. What worsens the situation is that medical resources are insufficient and imbalanced. All these factors contribute to the public, especially the elders sigh with an examination: “medical care is so difficult to get!” in pension services aspect, the equipments are gravely outdated. The elder people, with their body partly damaged need care and nurse. This is rally a big challenge to the society.  

  Nevertheless, the aging situation also brings a variety of chances to China and if we can handle them properly, they can be transferred into business chances to the younger generations. On one hand, with more elder retiring from their occupation, more job opportunities are left to the younger generation, which also means that younger ones are more likely to achieve success. On the other hand, the service industry of serving the elder people may flourish. Nowadays, with the improvement of people’s living standards, elder people also urge to enjoy the life. While in China, the service industry is far from perfect. Anyone who can grasp this opportunity of a lifetime to excavate the business chances may have a big chance to be a tycoon. In a word, with more job vacancies are offered, more people will have the chances to take a shift in their life.

  All in all, challenges and chances are coexisting in the aging society. Only when we face the challenges with enough courage and creativity and transfer chances into fortune can be live in a harmonious society.

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This article was published on 2012/03/03
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