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Taiwan recorded more deaths than births in January-May period

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan registered 17,000 more deaths than births from January to May, the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) said Thursday (June 10). According to the latest government dat...

Opinion: China needs a more modern family policy

Want to understand why families in the world's most populous country are so reluctant to have children? Here's the simple answer: What married couple will feel like caring for four elderly peo...

China reports population growth closer to zero in 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China’s population growth is falling closer to zero as fewer couples have children, the government announced Tuesday, adding to strains on an aging society with a shrinking workforce. ...

AP-NORC poll: Government should help Americans age at home

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans agree that government should help people fulfill a widely held aspiration to age in their own homes, not institutional settings, a new poll finds. ...

Taipei population plunges to 23-year low

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — By January, the population of Taipei had fallen to a 23-year low of less than 2.6 million, reports said Tuesday (April 13). The official figure stood at 2,597,635, with...

Taiwan saw 12,000 more deaths than births in first quarter of 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During the first quarter of the year, a total of 47,626 people passed away while only 34,917 births were registered, underscoring the rapid aging of Taiwan’s populat...

Biden's ambitious expansion of long-term care sparks debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is proposing a major expansion of the government’s role in long-term care, but questions are being raised over his using the low-income Medicaid program and piggy...

Technology to drive Taiwan's growth, security, Dr. Vigor Yang says in NCKU speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An internationally acclaimed expert in combustion and propulsion said Tuesday (March 30) that technological development will be a catalyst for growth and national security...

Taipei sees largest population drop since 1993

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei has experienced the sharpest decline in its population since 1993, according to recent statistics released by the Ministry of the Interior (MOI). The MOI figures...

A pandemic atlas: Spanish system fails, and the elderly die

MADRID (AP) — Patiently lining up, distanced, to buy bread. Watching grandchildren grow via screens. Cheering for a soccer team miles away from the stadium. Gathering for dinner, in reduced groups, at...

Europe battles surge in coronavirus deaths in nursing homes

MADRID (AP) — As the two mortuary workers pushed a stretcher with a bagged corpse out of the room, the elderly man in the adjacent bed briefly awakened from his dementia. “Is he dead?” he muttered, ex...

Lawmaker calls for relaxed immigrant policy to counter Taiwan's aging population

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan's aging society has turned into a national security issue, the country should liberalize its immigration policies to make up for the expected drop in populat...

Asia Pacific Allen Ming-Lun Hsu: Preparation for Healthy Aging starts with Good Oral Health

According to World Health Organization, Taiwanese people over 65 years old already accounted for 14% of the population 2 years ago, which means Taiwan had entered the stage of aged society by 2018. Ta...

Taiwan’s population decline has started two years early: NDC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s population has started to decline two years early, causing the country to reach the projected phase of a super-aged society by 2025, the National Developmen...

Asia Today: S Korean students return to class; 32 new cases

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean students began returning to classes Wednesday even as the country counted another 32 new coronavirus cases. It was the first time in nine days...