Aging China: The Demographic Challenge to China's Economic Prospects

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Acknowledgments

I would like to thank the China National Working Commission on Aging (CNWCA) for sponsoring my visit to China. I would especially like to thank Xiao Caiwei, director of CNWCA’s international department, who helped me plan and conduct my visit, and Yin Wenhui, program director, who set up my interviews and acted as my interpreter. I am also deeply grateful for the assistance provided me by the Institute of Population Studies of the China Academy of Social Sciences and, especially, its director, Cai Fang.

I also am grateful to Pieter Bottelier, former head of the Beijing office of the World Bank, and Stuart H. Leckie, chairman of the Hong Kong Retirement Schemes Association, for reviewing my manuscript and making many helpful suggestions to improve it. In addition, I greatly appreciate the help of Bates Gill, Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and his research assistant, Andrew Thompson, for providing comments to my first draft and helping with key translations.

I would also like to thank John Haley, president and chief executive officer of Watson Wyatt Worldwide, and Sylvester Schieber, director of research at Watson Wyatt, for their help in locating sources in China and their guidance in my research. Watson Wyatt helped set up interviews with private firms in China and with government, academic, and private sources in Hong Kong. I am very thankful for assistance provided by Lisa Huang, who at the time was an intern with Watson Wyatt; she

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Foreword vii
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • 1 - Introduction and Overview 1
  • 2 - Demography Shapes the Society 13
  • 3 - China’s Economy and Aging Society 34
  • 4 - China’s Social Service Programs 78
  • 5 - An Aging China in a Global Economy 109
  • Select Bibliography 121
  • Index 129
  • About the Author 137
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