In the Spotlight
Meeting the Challenges of a Greying China - Yolanda Fernandez Lommen
The population in China is aging rapidly. The proportion of people aged 60 years and above is expected to increase to 35% by 2050, turning the population into one of the oldest in the world at a fast pace. While aging poses great challenges, if managed well, these can be overcome to generate opportunities. Reforms to foster labor mobility and upgrading human capital will reduce the labor shortages stemming from aging. Greater public and private investments to strengthen elderly care services and facilities will create employment opportunities and improve people’s well-being.
ADB, Henan Tian Lun Gas Sign Loan to Support Last-Mile Gas Distribution in Henan Province, PRC
he Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $50 million (in Chinese yuan equivalent) loan agreement with Henan Tian Lun Gas Group Limited (HTL) to provide last-mile natural gas supplies to about 630,000 residential and commercial. . .
Inland waterways offer sustainable transport for the People's Republic of China’s Hunan Province
To enhance inland water transport in People's Republic of China’s Hunan Province, ADB helped finance the construction of a navigation–cum–hydropower complex, an inland port, and landing stations in remote rural areas.
Hospitals’ Role in Improving Health and Long-Term Care Coordination in the People’s Republic of China
This brief outlines areas for improvement on the coordination between hospitals and health and long-term care (LTC) providers in the People's Republic of China based on a study conducted in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.