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Ageing population and labour shortage threaten China's economy | Asia Pacific

Ageing population and labour shortage threaten China's economy

Ageing population and labour shortage threaten China's economy

Updated 30 January 2013, 21:37 AEDT

Debate is raging in China about falling population figures and ageing citizens, and their impact on the economy.

For a long time, the abundant supply of cheap labour had underpinned China's economic expansion.

Now some say China's one-child policy is threatening to future growth.

But there are other pressing issues that China has to address if it's to keep its economy buoyant.

Correspondent: Kanaha Sabapathy

Speakers: Professor Xin Meng, Australian National University; Prof Zhang Jun, Director, China Centre for Economic Studies, Fudan University, Shanghai

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