Episode 23: For an ageing China, will demography be destiny?

China, after decades of economic growth and a draconian policy limiting families to only one child, now faces a rapidly ageing population, together with a declining workforce and too many men. Sociologist Martin Whyte and development economist Lauren Johnston look at what this demographic trajectory will mean for China's economy and the lives of the Chinese people. Presented by Peter Clarke.

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