The demographic dividend, which is the economic growth potential resulting from a workingage population surplus, will disappear in Shanghai in 2020, according to a blue paper published by the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences.
It also stated that Shanghai will face a series of challenges posed by an aging population during the 13th Five Year Plan period (2016-2020), with more than 6.4 million people in Shanghai, or 45 percent of the total permanent residents, expected to be aged 60 and above by 2045.
Internet connection speeds in the Shanghai subway has significantly improved since January, reported the IT Times. The 4G connection speeds by China Unicom, China Mobile and China Telecom in metro lines 1, 2, 4, 8, 11 and 13 have been found to be fast and stable enough for users to view streaming shows and play online games.
The report also found that free Wi- Fi service on lines 1 to 9 had also attracted many users despite its comparatively unstable connection, especially during peak hours.
Yu Bo, head of Shanghai Pudong Hospital, Fudan Affiliated Pudong Medical Center, believes that more foreign visitors will be embarking on medical trips to Shanghai, thanks to the recently opened Shanghai Disney, Eastday. reported. Medical tourism is still in its nascent stages in China but Yu expects the industry to grow in Shanghai because of the city’s comprehensive and convenient transportation system as well as availability of advanced medical technology.