Yi Fuxian

Yi Fuxian is a senior scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of Big Country with an Empty Nest.
Yi Fuxian
Yi Fuxian is a senior scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of Big Country with an Empty Nest.

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Opinion | China’s population numbers are almost certainly inflated to hide the harmful legacy of its family planning policy

China has inflated its population data so much that its status as the world’s most populous country may be false. This happens so provinces can get education subsidies and Beijing can hide the results of decades of family planning.

20 Jul 2019 - 2:00PM

China has inflated its population data so much that its status as the world’s most populous country may be false. This happens so provinces can get education subsidies and Beijing can hide the results of decades of family planning.

China’s population numbers are almost certainly inflated to hide the harmful legacy of its family planning policy
Opinion | Why ageing China won’t overtake the US economy as the world’s biggest – now or in the future

Growth trajectories must take into account the fact that China is ageing faster than the US. The experiences of Japan, Taiwan and South Korea bear out the correlation between growth and demographics, and economists optimistic of China’s growth prospects should take note.

29 Mar 2019 - 1:46AM

Growth trajectories must take into account the fact that China is ageing faster than the US. The experiences of Japan, Taiwan and South Korea bear out the correlation between growth and demographics, and economists optimistic of China’s growth prospects should take note.

Why ageing China won’t overtake the US economy as the world’s biggest – now or in the future
Opinion | Worse than Japan: how China’s looming demographic crisis will doom its economic dream

A look at China’s ratio of working-age population to seniors is ominously similar to Japan’s in 1992, boding ill for the Chinese dream and the global economy as a whole.

4 Jan 2019 - 5:59AM

A look at China’s ratio of working-age population to seniors is ominously similar to Japan’s in 1992, boding ill for the Chinese dream and the global economy as a whole.

Worse than Japan: how China’s looming demographic crisis will doom its economic dream