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Inside the Ji Xiang temple, China's elderly orphanage

China has the fastest-ageing population in human history but the state provides very little support for elderly people.

Ageing parents have traditionally been looked after by their children - but in today's China that is not always the case.

China has a lot of orphanages for children. But the Ji Xiang temple has an entirely different purpose - it's an orphanage for the elderly.

Some of those that live there have been telling their stories to Celia Hatton.

  • 23 Dec 2015
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