A man pushes a child riding on a suitcase at Beijing West Railway Station, Jan. 18, 2023. A declining population will pose new challenges for China’s leaders. Photo: AP
A man pushes a child riding on a suitcase at Beijing West Railway Station, Jan. 18, 2023. A declining population will pose new challenges for China’s leaders. Photo: AP
Zhou Xin
Opinion

Opinion

Zhou Xin

China faces a daunting task in reversing the country’s declining birth rate

  • The one-child policy may have helped China reap ‘demographic dividends’ during the country’s economic rise, but it has undermined long-term prospects
  • China will have 11.5 million university and college graduates in the summer of 2023, but annual births have dropped below 10 million

A man pushes a child riding on a suitcase at Beijing West Railway Station, Jan. 18, 2023. A declining population will pose new challenges for China’s leaders. Photo: AP
A man pushes a child riding on a suitcase at Beijing West Railway Station, Jan. 18, 2023. A declining population will pose new challenges for China’s leaders. Photo: AP
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