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China's ageing population
Growing ratio of old to young Chinese places huge pressures on single children.
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2010 05:45 GMT

More than three decades after China introduced policies aimed at controlling its population, the country is having to cope with increasing demographic imbalances.

One effect is the growing ratio of older to younger people, in turn placing huge pressures on single children to care for their aging parents and grandparents.

Al Jazeera's Melissa Chan reports from Beijing.

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