According to presentations and interviews at China’s Summit on Health, the number of elderly Chinese over 60 is now > 200 million and will compose 35 % of the Chinese population by 2050 or more than 500 million people (WHO forecast). As a consequence, the proportion of chronic diseases will increase. At the same time, it is expected that by 2022 China will have 630 million citizens with middle class income.

China Bio news release, November 27, 2015