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More space, lower living costs lure Hong Kong elderly to retire in mainland China, but health care brings them back

Separated from her husband and estranged from their seven daughters in Hong Kong, retired cleaner Chan Yim-chun moved by herself to the mainland Chinese city of Zhongshan in 2000.She bought a 600 sq ft flat in a rural area of the city in Guangdong province and had friends and relatives for company. Her monthly welfare allowances of about HK$3,700 (US$475) from the Hong Kong government covered her daily expenses.“It is hard to survive in Hong Kong, but things are different on the mainland, where…

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