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China plans to build sound aged care industry clusters with economic and social benefits in some regions whose economic and social development has adapted to their aging population by 2022, the National Development and Reform Commission announced in a notice published on its website on February 1.
The plan is expected to help explore universally applicable and pragmatic measures in coping with the challenges posed by China's aging population, according to the notice.
People aged 60 or above totaled nearly 254 million by the end of 2019, accounting for 18 percent of the Chinese population, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. The number is projected to surpass 300 million in 2025 and reach 500 million in 2050.
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