A combination photograph shows (L) a man sitting on a wheelchair is seen in front of his house at a residential area for migrant workers in Beijing February 25, 2013 and (R) a resident of the Beijing ... more 
A combination photograph shows (L) a man sitting on a wheelchair is seen in front of his house at a residential area for migrant workers in Beijing February 25, 2013 and (R) a resident of the Beijing First Social Welfare Institution affiliated nursery home posing at her bedroom in the nursery home in Beijing March 1, 2013. The nursing home in R is one of the prestigious care centres for the elderly in China and accommodates about 1,000 seniors. China's elderly population will hit 360 million by 2030, from about 200 million in 2013. China has pledged to double household incomes over the coming decade in a bid to close a wealth gap so wide it threatens social stability. Although the proportion of extreme poverty has fallen over recent decades, about 12 percent of the country' s 1.3 billion people still live on less than $1.25 per day, according to a 2013 United Nations report. Pictures taken on February 25, 2013 (L) and March 1, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS BUSINESS WEALTH) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 08 OF 26 FOR PACKAGE 'CHINA'S WEALTH GAP'. TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'WEALTH GAP KYUNG-HOON' less 
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