Beachgoers in Qingdao, in China’s eastern Shandong province. Falling birth levels and an ageing population have grave implications for national development. Photo: AFP
Beachgoers in Qingdao, in China’s eastern Shandong province. Falling birth levels and an ageing population have grave implications for national development. Photo: AFP
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Population push by Beijing calls for shift in attitudes of society

  • State Council proposals to reverse a declining population through a series of incentives are only the beginning and require the support of all

Beachgoers in Qingdao, in China’s eastern Shandong province. Falling birth levels and an ageing population have grave implications for national development. Photo: AFP
Beachgoers in Qingdao, in China’s eastern Shandong province. Falling birth levels and an ageing population have grave implications for national development. Photo: AFP
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