Chinese mothers gave birth to 14.65 million babies last year, down from 15.23 million in 2018. Photo: EPAChinese mothers gave birth to 14.65 million babies last year, down from 15.23 million in 2018. Photo: EPA
Chinese mothers gave birth to 14.65 million babies last year, down from 15.23 million in 2018. Photo: EPA

China’s birth rate falls to near 60-year low, with 2019 producing fewest babies since 1961

  • Chinese mothers gave birth to 14.65 million babies last year, the lowest level since 1961, the government announced on Friday
  • China’s overall population continued to grow, rising to 1.4 billion at the end of the year from 1.39 billion a year earlier

Topic |   China economy
Chinese mothers gave birth to 14.65 million babies last year, down from 15.23 million in 2018. Photo: EPAChinese mothers gave birth to 14.65 million babies last year, down from 15.23 million in 2018. Photo: EPA
Chinese mothers gave birth to 14.65 million babies last year, down from 15.23 million in 2018. Photo: EPA
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