File photo of elderly people dancing during a morning exercise session at the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing

 
File photo of elderly people dancing during a morning exercise session at the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing
Elderly people dance during a morning exercise session at the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing in this October 10, 2009 file photograph. One of every four Chinese will be older than 60 by 2030, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs. The costs of caring for China's rapidly expanding elderly population are likely to be too heavy a burden for the government, forcing Beijing to find cost-effective and creative ways to provide care in myriad localities. The self-help model being practiced among the 1,500 residents of Qiantun offers a cheaper and streamlined alternative to a state-run system. REUTERS/Grace Liang/Files
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