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China migrant workers' silver dreams

After working hard all their lives away from home, they look forward to using their hard-earned savings to live it up in retirement

The number of people in China aged 60 and above will increase by almost 36 million by 2020, to 245 million. By 2030, the number will have surged by almost 149 million, to 358 million - with a hoard of savings that stands to revolutionise China's consumer market.

MIGRANT worker Guo Huailiang is planning to live it up a bit in his retirement.

After 19 years living in cramped quarters in Beijing, rising at 5:30am for a 12-hour shift, the 52-year-old construction worker is socking away money that would allow him to return to his eight-room house and...

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