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According to the 79-year-old vendor, he relies on selling vegetables and his pension to make ends meet. His monthly pension is 120 yuan (about 17 US dollars), and he still needs to cut down on his expenses. When he gets sick, he pays his medical bills out of pocket. Recently, he spent thousands of yuan on treatment for back pain at a hospital in Linyi, Shandong.
China is rapidly aging, and issues surrounding aged care are increasingly acute. In the past, during its one-child policy promotion, the Chinese government promised: "Have just one child, and the government will take care of you in old age." However, once those who adhered to this policy reached retirement age, the slogan morphed into "Don't rely on the government for aged care."
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