Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
Andy Xie
Opinion

Opinion

Andy Xie

Population decline could end China’s civilisation as we know it. When will Beijing wake up to the crisis?

  • The seeds of the crisis were sown by a development strategy that relied on cheap, plentiful migrant workers to power manufacturing and construction
  • Now, their children don’t want to be like them – they would rather surf the internet than have children. The property bubble is only making things worse

Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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