“Smart” senior care in Wuzhen, an Internet hub in E China

China has the fastest aging population among countries in East Asia and the Pacific. That’s according to a recent report by the World Bank.

With demand increasing, providing balanced care for a growing number of senior citizens has become a mounting task.

In many parts of the country, geriatric-care facilities lag far behind demand.

But in Wuzhen, a river town in east China that has come to be the permanent venue of the World Internet Conference, a “smart” senior care service is taking shape, and, being welcomed by many.

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