Chinese women gave birth to 14.65 million babies last year. Photo: Shutterstock Chinese women gave birth to 14.65 million babies last year. Photo: Shutterstock
Chinese women gave birth to 14.65 million babies last year. Photo: Shutterstock
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Declining birth rate could sink China’s development goals

  • Without far-reaching reforms to health care and pensions along with reversing the slide in the number of births, the fast-ageing population will put Beijing’s growth targets at risk

Chinese women gave birth to 14.65 million babies last year. Photo: Shutterstock Chinese women gave birth to 14.65 million babies last year. Photo: Shutterstock
Chinese women gave birth to 14.65 million babies last year. Photo: Shutterstock
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