Like neighbouring Japan and South Korea, China is facing a looming demographic crisis. Photo: Reuters Like neighbouring Japan and South Korea, China is facing a looming demographic crisis. Photo: Reuters
Like neighbouring Japan and South Korea, China is facing a looming demographic crisis. Photo: Reuters
Zhou Xin
Opinion

Opinion

Zhou Xin

China’s population crisis: Beijing must address its falling births and ageing workforce

  • China’s population is rapidly ageing and its birth rate falling sharply, leaving the country with a looming demographic challenge
  • Some 7 million statisticians will fan out across the country in November for the seventh census since 1949. This is Beijing’s chance to correct course

Like neighbouring Japan and South Korea, China is facing a looming demographic crisis. Photo: Reuters Like neighbouring Japan and South Korea, China is facing a looming demographic crisis. Photo: Reuters
Like neighbouring Japan and South Korea, China is facing a looming demographic crisis. Photo: Reuters
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