China relaxes rules to become elderly caregiver

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China has move to fill an urgent staffing shortage by axing the requirement of a formal education for workers.

As of late 2018, China has 62 million people aged 60 or older needing varying degrees of care, and just 300,000 certified caregivers, according to the World Bank.

The previous rules called for those seeking to qualify as a carer to have graduated from junior high school.

The Chinese Government hopes the change will help meet demand by training two million carers by late 2022.