Liability conundrum

Special Report - China


China's huge population is expected to age faster than that of any other area in Asia and far outstrip the global average. In 2000, the proportion of the Chinese population over 60 years of age was about 10%, the same as the worldwide average, according to United Nations' figures. By 2030, the average in China is expected to be as high as 24.5% compared with an estimated global average of 16%.

At the same time, it is accepted that China's population is and will continue to age at a much lower

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