China’s famous one-child policy had an aftereffect of creating a larger aged population. Now the population of the senior citizen (60 or older) in China is about 128 million, or 1 in every 10 people, at the largest in the world. It is estimated that China could have up to 400 million people over 60 years of age by the year 2050.
China has changed elaborately in recent years, which includes the changing of its family structure. In traditional Chinese society, the aged used to live with one of their children. But today massive portion of young adults are moving out, leaving their aged parents alone. This means that the new generation of aged people may not have family members to tend to their needs, as young people in the country traditionally have.
On the other hand, not because of tradition but for economic factors, many young couples are living with their parents but simply cannot afford to buy a house of their own. Experts say family-based care is now impractical because most middle-aged children have little time to take care of their parents. So it’s alarming for China that how to live out their concluding years when their families can’t take care of them.
Discarded railway near Jiaoling road City village of Kunming tells stories of those old people of China. They do not love to be lonely, they love to smile. Most of the senior citizens of the city village are coming and gather together to spend their time like as they still so young.

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