While the UK dithers over social care, China is starting to deliver

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China – a country getting old before it gets rich – has much to teach the UK with its rapid rollout of a network of care hubs

The truth is that no one wants to foot the bill for long-term care in an ageing society.

A mere handful of nations have grasped the nettle and set about comprehensively redesigning the way they deliver and pay for care. Germany and Japan are two countries that have implemented social insurance schemes. Both can teach the UK lessons. But if we are looking for a country that has recognised the scale of the challenge of an ageing society, it is China.

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