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China’s Population Collapses

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China’s population has fallen for the first time in 60 years, with the national birth rate hitting a record low – 6.77 births per 1,000 people.

According to China’s National Bureau of Statistics, the birth rate in 2022 was also down from 7.52 in 2021.

The country’s birth rate has been declining for years, prompting a slew of policies to slow the trend.

But seven years after scrapping the one-child policy, it has entered what one official described as an era of negative population growth.

 

Written by: Helen Obih

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