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Feature - Changing Age Demographics in China
Sim Chi Yin
China’s “one-child policy” was in place from 1979 until 2005. During these years, most couples were limited to giving birth to a single child though those living in rural areas were permitted to have a second child if their first was a daughter.
This decades-long practice has resulted in a substantial gender imbalance in the population: there are many more men than women. Due to this, there’s a substantial population of aging “bare branch” bachelors - older men who will never marry.
The story is different for China’s “snow birds”: retiree couples who move to the country’s warmer regions such...

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China. 2018. Li Zuozong, 64, of Luoyi Village on the outskirts...
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China. 2018. Li Zuozong, 64, of Luoyi Village on the outskirts...
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China. 2018. In the bedroom, the possessions of Li Zuozong, 64,...
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China. 2018. Li Xiaoan, 85, a retired engineer, moved from his...
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China. 2018. Li Xiaoan, 85, a retired engineer, moved from his...
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China. 2018. Li Xiaoan, 85, a retired engineer, moved from his...
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China. 2018. Elderly residents and their family members gather...
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China. 2018. Li Xiaoan, 85, a retired engineer, moved from his...
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China. 2018. An elderly swimmer, hair a wizened white, takes...
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China. 2018. Tropical Hainan island has become known as "China's...
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China. 2018. Elderly residents do a group exercise session with...
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China. 2018. Elderly residents do ballroom dancing on a public...
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China. 2018. Parents exchange photos and details via their smart...
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China. 2018. "Male, from Beijing, unmarried. Born 1975. Bachelor's...
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China. 2018. Parents exchange photos and details via their smart...
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China. 2018. A scene from the "marriage market" which convenes...
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China. 2018. A photograph of Ms Ma Rui, 30, and former chef,...
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China. 2018. Sang Tianyi, aged 2 1/2, gets all the attention...
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China. 2018. Ms Ma Rui, 30, and former chef, Mr Sang Yu, 36,...
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China. 2018. Ms Ma Rui, 30, helps her daughter Sang Tianyi, now...
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China. 2018. Ms Ma Rui, 30, and former chef, Mr Sang Yu, 36,...
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China. 2018. Ms Ma Rui, 30, with her daughter Sang Tianyi, now...
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China. 2018. Ms Ma Rui, 30, and former chef, Mr Sang Yu, 36,...
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