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Xi urges improved policies for China's aging population

Updated: 2016-02-23 19:29

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for improved policies for birth, employment and elderly care to cope with the country's aging population in a "timely, scientific and comprehensive" manner.

Xi made the remarks in a written instruction for the management of the country's aging population issue which was made public Tuesday.

"Coping with our aging population is crucial for development and hundreds of millions of people's well-being," Xi said, calling for better top-down design based on current situations and future expectations.

Xi stressed this issue would be a key part of the future agenda and concerned the development plan for 2016-2020.

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