Want a Bed? Wait 100 years, Says Popular Beijing Nursing Home

By Amy Li
South China Morning Post
January 16, 2013

If you apply now for a bed in Beijing’s leading Social Welfare Institute, a popular public nursing home, you will have to wait a lifetime before you get one. The first publicly owned and most sought after Beijing nursing home has 1,100 beds and over 10,000 applicants, a report by the Beijing Evening News said. The nursing home admits only a limited number of people a year, which means a lucky applicant will wait at least 100 years before being admitted, said a staffer.

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