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Schermafdruk 2018 08 10 20.32.51Thirteen elderly people from different families having been sharing a three-storey villa in Hangzhou for the past six months, leading some to suggest similar arrangements might be one way to care for China’s growing number of senior citizens. The residents, mostly in their 60s and 70s, have been helping each other with the housework in their shared home in Hangzhou’s suburban Yuhang district since July, Hangzhou’s City Express newspaper reported. “We are living happily … and have oriented ourselves to the current life,” one was quoted as saying. China’s population has been ageing rapidly over the past decade. There were more than 231 million people older than 60 on the mainland by the end of last year – 16.7 per cent of the country’s population. Among them, 150 million – 10.8 per cent of China’s population – were at least 65 years old, according to statistics from the Ministry of Civil Affairs. The owners placed an advertisement in City Express in May saying they had a villa with a fish pond, farmland, trees and livestock and they wanted some other elderly people to share their house because their children did not visit often and they felt lonely. More than 20 couples applied and the couple that . . . . . . read more

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