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Earthly Gods




In the last two decades, China has become one of the countries with the fastest aging population, which takes up more than 18% of the population of 1.4 billion, according to the seventh national census in 2021. And as a mega cosmopolitan city, Shanghai is also one of the cities with the fastest aging population in China, with the population of people over 60 takes up 35% of its 25 million residents. Only less than half of them stay with their children, and with the naturally cultural disdain on nursing homes, those who don’t prefer to live alone or only with their partners. Some of them adapt to the city life well enough while some suffer from loneliness. Discussions revolving around old people's well being has gained more and more attention. This series intends to give you a glimpse of how old people are doing in China's mega city, Shanghai.

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