Nationwide, new births in China dropped 3.8 per cent to 14.65 million last year, the lowest birth rate since 1961. Photo: AFP Nationwide, new births in China dropped 3.8 per cent to 14.65 million last year, the lowest birth rate since 1961. Photo: AFP
Nationwide, new births in China dropped 3.8 per cent to 14.65 million last year, the lowest birth rate since 1961. Photo: AFP

China’s Chongqing halts release of monthly birth data due to ‘unfair’ foreign media coverage

  • Chongqing, an economic powerhouse in southwestern China which is home to some 30 million residents, suspended the release of monthly birth data earlier this year
  • Chongqing’s data had come under heavy criticism after a sudden spike in new births in June last year, with China seeking to halt an overall slowdown in birth rates

Topic |   China's population
Nationwide, new births in China dropped 3.8 per cent to 14.65 million last year, the lowest birth rate since 1961. Photo: AFP Nationwide, new births in China dropped 3.8 per cent to 14.65 million last year, the lowest birth rate since 1961. Photo: AFP
Nationwide, new births in China dropped 3.8 per cent to 14.65 million last year, the lowest birth rate since 1961. Photo: AFP
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