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
Topic |   China economy
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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