EUROPEAN PAPERS ON THE NEW WELFARE

Demographic Ageing and structural Imbalances in China

1. Introduction

In recent years, especially as a result of the growing weight of China in the international economic scenario, the alarms concerning the alleged Chinese invasion of the West are multiplying: this fear is fomented, in particular, by the population consistency of the country, which has already passed 1,300 million inhabitants (in 2005) making it currently the most populated country in the world.
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