Get Rich or Die Trying

China’s population is getting older, but that doesn’t mean it’s getting wiser. It might be getting nastier, too…

Source: Yi Zeng, Family Dynamics in China: A Life Table Analysis

“Confucian teaching may emphasise respect for elders, but it comes at the price of setting a respectful example.”

Illustration by Giacomo Bagnara

“China’s over 60s came of age in an era when traditional values and beliefs were all but destroyed by the political campaigns of Chairman Mao.”

“The Chinese government is less a technocratic monolith than a conflicted coalition of special interests.”

Source: UN Population Prospects (2015)

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