Dancing and Tai Chi in Beijing

Retired Chinese

┬áIn China people retire early – 45 or 50 years old. But as in the West people are living longer and so the retirement age may go up to 60. Sounds great to us Europens. I think I will work until I am 70. So what do the retired Chinese do? They meet every morning in parks, gardens, suares, pedestrian areas, courtyards and dance, practise tai chi or play cards or dominoes or partake in a multitude of other activities. Today we went to one of the largest parks in Beijing and saw how these pensioners spend their time. The park is also home to the Temple of Heaven – a huge Buddhist Temple. The atmosphere is amazing with tranquille calming music everywhere and people dancing and parctising Tai Chi.

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