In China, retired people are queuing up to go back to university

A man reads information on an electronic screen at a brokerage house in Shanghai July 30, 2009. Chinese stocks ended 1.69 percent higher on Thursday, recapturing some of the previous day's steep 5 percent loss after a senior central banker reiterated that loose monetary policies would not be reversed. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA BUSINESS)

By 2020, the government says it hopes to have one university for the elderly in every city Image: REUTERS/Aly Song

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