China Daily (Canada) - - SHANGHAI -

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.

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