lørdag 1. januar 2022

China’s population crisis: 5 ways Beijing is trying to tackle a worryingly low birth rate

A falling fertility rate compounded by an ageing population is a growing headache for China, impinging on nearly every aspect of the world’s second largest economy.China’s births fell by 18 per cent year on year in 2020 to just 12 million, down from 14.65 million in 2019 – marking a near six-decade low. Some regions saw births fall more than 10 per cent, while Chizhou city in Anhui province said the number of newborns in the first 10 months of the year plummeted by 21 per cent compared to a year earlier. In cities such as Beijing, Tianjin and Jiangsu, birth rates have been below one per cent for more than two decades.