Chinese mothers gave birth to 14.65 million babies in 2019, the lowest level since 1961, but they are expected to have declined further in 2020. Photo: Xinhua Chinese mothers gave birth to 14.65 million babies in 2019, the lowest level since 1961, but they are expected to have declined further in 2020. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese mothers gave birth to 14.65 million babies in 2019, the lowest level since 1961, but they are expected to have declined further in 2020. Photo: Xinhua

China population: tumbling regional birth rates signal scale of country’s ageing crisis

  • Population data released by some Chinese provinces and cities has shown dramatic declines in the number of newborns in 2020 compared to a year earlier
  • Over the next five years, China’s total population will enter the range of zero growth, putting pressure on government plans to boost economic expansion

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Chinese mothers gave birth to 14.65 million babies in 2019, the lowest level since 1961, but they are expected to have declined further in 2020. Photo: Xinhua Chinese mothers gave birth to 14.65 million babies in 2019, the lowest level since 1961, but they are expected to have declined further in 2020. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese mothers gave birth to 14.65 million babies in 2019, the lowest level since 1961, but they are expected to have declined further in 2020. Photo: Xinhua
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