China’s fertility rate has decreased over the years, along with a decline in infant mortality, a rise in contraception and divorce rates, a delay in the marriage age, and a decrease in people’s willingness to raise children. Photo: Xinhua
Yi Fuxian
Opinion

Opinion

Yi Fuxian

How Chinese officials inflated the nation’s birth rate and population size for 2019

  • The unexplained discrepancies in official data from different sources only underline how the government manipulates the figures to justify its population control policies and allow past mistakes to go unpunished
China’s fertility rate has decreased over the years, along with a decline in infant mortality, a rise in contraception and divorce rates, a delay in the marriage age, and a decrease in people’s willingness to raise children. Photo: Xinhua
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