International Immigration: A Potentially Feasible Solution to China’s Population Ageing

Sheng Zhong


For a long time, China has been seen as a youthful country, and there are lots of studies have illustrated that the demographic dividend was a crucial factor in China’s super-rapid economic growth over the past few decades. However, as a result of strict family planning policies which lasted nearly half a century as well as a significant increase in average life expectancy, the population ageing problem is beginning to emerge in today’s China. Although policymakers have been aware of this trend, current domestic remedies are not sufficient to address potential risks effectively. The core viewpoint of this paper is that China is ought to put international measures on the agenda to prevent future demographic crises. In addition, based on China’s actual national conditions and the experience of the developed world in dealing with the ageing problem, this paper also makes some suggestions to support the improvement of China’s international immigration policies.

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