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Government standards for senior care organizations published

Government standards for senior care organizations published

On December 29, the Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China (known as guobiao in Chinese) published the Basic specification of service quality for senior care organizations. Compiled by the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the document represents the first guobiao standards on the service quality of senior care organizations, signifying that this area will develop in a more standardized manner in the future. By the end of 2016, the number of senior citizen (over 60 years old) had reached 230 million, or 16.7% of the total population of China, according to statistics provided by Ministry of Civil Affairs. Approximately 40 million (18.3%) of the senior citizens are disabled or partly disabled. Over …read more