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China's falling population threatens labour-based economy

China's falling population threatens labour-based economy

Updated 31 January 2013, 15:02 AEDT

There's growing debate in China as to whether its falling population figures and ageing citizens are going to threaten its economy.

For a long time the abundant supply of cheap labour had created unprecedented cost efficiencies that have underpinned China's economic expansion.

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

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

Correspondent: Kanaha Sabapathy

Speakers: Professor Zhang Jun, director of the China Centre for Economic Studies at Fudan University; Professor Xin Meng, Australian National University

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