Challenges and Opportunities of Aging on China's Journey to Modernization

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Co-hosted by Yale Club of Beijing and Yale Center Beijing. 


Event Time

Wednesday, March 20, 2024


6:30 pm-7:00 pm

Presentation and Q&A

7:00 pm-9:00 pm


Yale Center Beijing 
36th Floor Tower B of IFC Building 8 Jianguomenwai Avenue Chaoyang District, Beijing (Yong'anli Subway Station, Exit C) 


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Ticket:RMB 60 for Yale alumni, and participants of past Yale Center Beijing programs; RMB 80 for regular admission.

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The language of the event will be Chinese.. 

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The Event

Join us for a discussion on March 20th focusing on "Challenges and Opportunities of Aging on China's Journey to Modernization." As China's demographic landscape continues to shift, with 21.1% of the population aged 60 and above, and 15.4% aged 65 and above by the end of 2023, the implications for economic and industrial structures are profound. This event brings together speakers from the realms of public welfare, business, and academia to explore strategies for addressing the needs of an aging population and leveraging the opportunities it presents.




Xingzui Wang
Yale World Fellow '13
Chair, Chongho Rural Development Promotion Center

Xingzui Wang is the Chair of Chongho Rural Development Promotion Center, a non-profit organization newly founded by Chongho Bridge Management Limited and dedicated to serving China’s rural revitalization strategy. He oversees the Center’s strategies, governance and programs. Xingzui has over three decades of experience in agricultural and rural development and poverty reduction. From 2001-2021, he served as the executive director and executive vice president of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA). Under his leadership, the Foundation has grown from a small, largely unknown organization to one that is well recognized and respected for its pioneering work, professionalism and international development aid efforts.

Prior to CFPA, Xingzui Wang worked at the State Council Poverty Reduction Office (1996-2001) and the Ministry of Agriculture (1988-1996) of China, where he was engaged in implementing poverty reduction projects funded by bi- and multi-lateral organizations (i.e. World Bank and Asian Development Bank) and on Sino-Europe inter-governmental cooperation projects. Xingzui Wang obtains his bachelor's degree in English language and literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University (1984-1988) and his master’s degree in business administration from Renmin University of China (2000-2003). He was selected a Yale World Fellow in 2013.




Sally Shan MBA '97
Chairman, HarbourVest Beijing

Sally Shan is currently the Chairman of HarbourVest Beijing. She joined HarbourVest in 2012 and is responsible for establishing and maintaining partnerships with institutional and private investors in China. Prior to joining HarbourVest, she worked at JPMorgan Chase & Co., where she served as Managing Director and head of technology investment banking since 2006. Prior to that, Ms. Shan spent ten years at Lehman Brothers Global Technology Investment Banking in Silicon Valley and New York. Earlier in her career, she also worked for ASIMCO, a private equity firm, where she was responsible for direct investments in China. Ms. Shan received her Bachelor's degree in Economics from Renmin University of China in 1992 and her MBA degree from Yale University in 1997. She is also a member of the Aspen Insitute China Fellowship, a high-end American think tank.



Ruigang Dou
Vice President, Tencent Sustainable Social Value Division
Head, Silver Science and Technology Lab

Ruigang Dou received his bachelor's degree from Renmin University of China Business School and EMBA from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. He has 25 years of experience in IT and internet enterprise management and 16 years of experience in exterprise foundation management. He joined Tencent in 2005 as the general manager of the administration department. Since 2006, he has been responsible for the preparation and establishment of the Tencent Charity Foundation (TCF), and is committed to the exploration and practice of the Internet + public welfare model. As the Executive Secretary of TCF, he is in charge of leading the team in exploring the use of artificial intelligence and other technological and digital capabilities in an innovative way to actively cope with aging.



Tuan Yang
Researcher, the Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Professor, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Tuan Yang is a researcher at the Institute of Sociology of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, a consultant at the Center for Social Policy Research, and Professor at Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He founded and served as the chairman of Beijing Nonghe Home Consulting Service Center and Beijing Nonghe Home Rural Development Foundation. He has long been committed to research in the fields of social policy, charity and social organizations, rural collectives and comprehensive farmer cooperative organizations, and urban and rural community public services.



Chengcheng Zhang
Executive director, Century ROFFAR Investment Holding Group Co., Ltd.,  
Chairman, ROFFAR Elderly Service Co., Ltd.,

Chengcheng Zhang is currently the executive director of Century ROFFAR Investment Holding Group Co., Ltd., and the chairman of ROFFAR Elderly Service Co., Ltd.. Chengcheng Zhang founded Beijing ROFFAR Dao cheng International Cultural Development Organization and Shaanxi ROFFAR Charity Foundation successively. She promoted the supply-side structural reform, innovative development, transformation and upgrading of relavant enterprises. She also promoted poverty alleviation, Sino-French cultural exchanges, and health care and elderly service. Chengcheng Zhang actively promotes the standardization and internationalization of elderly care and has successively introduced advanced elderly care concepts from Switzerland, Japan, and France to promote exchanges and cooperation in the international elderly care industry.