Wang Feng

The population is aging rapidly. The median age in China has already surpassed that of the U.S. and could rise above 50 by 2050. Even Europe’s fastest-aging countries are not expected to surpass a median age of 50 until around 2100. … China “will no longer be the young, vibrant, growing population,” Wang Feng, [sociology professor], an expert on China’s demographic trends at the University of California, Irvine, told my colleagues Alexandra Stevenson and Zixu Wang. “We will start to appreciate China, in terms of its population, as an old and shrinking population.” 

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