Oversight to ensure better senior spaces

BEIJING: National political advisers will continue to supervise the renovation and refurbishment of public facilities for the elderly, and to ensure issues related to an aging population are addressed so that senior citizens can live fulfilling and happy lives.
To ensure the implementation of major national plans, the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the country’s top political advisory body, launched a five-year program in 2021 to provide oversight of major government projects. In line with the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25), work committees under the CPPCC National Committee supervise various areas, such as advancing elderly-friendly renovation projects, the construction of a modern industrial system in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and the opening-up of China’s western region to the outside world.
Among them, the Committee on Social and Legal Affairs under the CPPCC National Committee focuses on inspecting the age-appropriate renewal of facilities and services to provide better care for senior citizens, a key part of China’s response to its aging population.
At a recent briefing given by the committee in Beijing, Wang Ercheng, its deputy head, said,” Adapting our social system to an aging society is a serious challenge we are facing.”
–The Daily Mail-China Daily news exchange item