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SOCIETY

Why China’s Social Workers Struggle to Make a Difference

China aims to make social work a major part of old age care and public health programs, but the field struggles to gain autonomy from the government and attract new talent

ANCIENT HISTORY

How Ancient Chinese Seniors Spent Their Retirement

Retirement from working wasn’t always bliss for ancient Chinese officials

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SOCIETY

The Desires and Disappointments of Chinese Seniors Seeking Twilight Love

At Beijing’s Changpuhe Park, hundreds of elderly Chinese have been looking for a partner for company, sex, and mutual care, but few succeed

SOCIETY

No Retirement Before Death: The Story of an Aging Migrant Worker

What’s it like battling poverty and being unable to retire as a migrant worker in China today?

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SOCIETY

No Respite in Retirement for China's Migrating Elderly

As elders become their grandchildren’s primary caretakers, they face moving to the city in their old age

TRAVEL

One Woman’s Solo Road Trip Inspires a Generation

Su Min left an abusive husband and the monotony of routine life to seek freedom and happiness on the open road

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Four Habits of the Frugal Chinese Senior

Walk, reuse, and…steal? Have China’s penny-pinching elders gone too far?

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LIVING IN CHINA

Love in an Old Climate

What is it like to face the end of one’s life—and see one’s loved ones grow old—in a country with an imperfect medical system?

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HEALTH

City of Life and Death

Facing a growing crisis, the private health industry is betting on dedicated cities for seniors—and banking on foreigners to help

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LIVING IN CHINA, TECHNOLOGY

Appy Feet

The seniors’ dance market is a potential gold mine for tech entrepreneurs—but pensioners won’t easily part with their pennies

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