A newborn is weighed at a hospital in China’s Hebei province. Photo: Xinhua A newborn is weighed at a hospital in China’s Hebei province. Photo: Xinhua
A newborn is weighed at a hospital in China’s Hebei province. Photo: Xinhua
China economy

China’s birth rate problems underlined as Ningbo projects 27 per cent drop in newborns for 2020

  • Ningbo, with about 8.5 million residents, is so far the only Chinese city to publish a half-year population update
  • Local authorities do not speculate on what factors may be to blame, but the number of China’s newborns sank to a six-decade low in 2019

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A newborn is weighed at a hospital in China’s Hebei province. Photo: Xinhua A newborn is weighed at a hospital in China’s Hebei province. Photo: Xinhua
A newborn is weighed at a hospital in China’s Hebei province. Photo: Xinhua
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