China Is Facing a Ticking Demographic Time Bomb

Getting old isn't easy on an economy

This Weekend in China: a Double Dose of Data

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Every week, hosts Tori Stilwell, Dan Moss and Aki Ito bring you a jargon-free dive into the stories that drive the global economy.

Worries about China's slowdown have dominated headlines since the beginning of the year. But beneath the day-to-day volatility is a simmering crisis: A rapidly aging population and an already shrinking workforce.

Enda Curran, Bloomberg's chief Asia economics correspondent, joins Aki to discuss what these demographic trends will mean for a country still in the midst of transitioning from a developing to developed economy, and how China won't be alone in facing the consequences of an older society. 

SoundCloud: Episode 28: China's Demographic Time Bomb by Bloomberg Business