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. Photo: Xinhua
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. Photo: Xinhua

China’s birth rate decline and economic growth slump in 2019 present new challenges after trade war deal

  • Gross domestic product (GDP) growth was 6.1 per cent in 2019, a year in which the Chinese economy was hammered by US tariffs
  • Some 14.65 million babies were born in China in 2019, down from 15.23 million in 2018, and the lowest number since 1961

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. Photo: Xinhua
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. Photo: Xinhua
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