China’s Long-Delayed Plans to Hike Retirement Age Go Viral

Talk of China’s long-delayed plans to hike the retirement age went viral Friday, with a flood of negative comments underscoring how sensitive and unpopular the proposal is.

In a research report from Citic Securities that sparked the online controversy, the brokerage forecasts that the delay of the retirement age will be announced this year and will begin in 2025, starting with a unified retirement age of 55 for women.