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An elderly Chinese couple write a plea for financial help in Beijing

An elderly Chinese couple write a plea for financial help in Beijing

An elderly Chinese couple write a plea for financial help in chalk on a sidewalk in downtown Beijing on June 28, 2013. China's elderly are poor, sick and depressed in alarming numbers, according to the first large-scale survey by top Chinese academics of those over 60, an immense challenge for Beijing and one of the greatest long-term vulnerabilities of the Chinese economy. UPI/Stephen Shaver