China’s overall population continued to grow in 2019, rising to 1.4 billion at the end of the year from 1.39 billion a year earlier. Photo: Getty Images China’s overall population continued to grow in 2019, rising to 1.4 billion at the end of the year from 1.39 billion a year earlier. Photo: Getty Images
China’s overall population continued to grow in 2019, rising to 1.4 billion at the end of the year from 1.39 billion a year earlier. Photo: Getty Images

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Is China concerned about its population?

  • China’s overall population continued to grow in 2019, rising to 1.4 billion, up from 1.39 billion a year earlier
  • Chinese mothers gave birth to 14.65 million babies in 2019, the lowest birth rate since 1961

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China’s overall population continued to grow in 2019, rising to 1.4 billion at the end of the year from 1.39 billion a year earlier. Photo: Getty Images China’s overall population continued to grow in 2019, rising to 1.4 billion at the end of the year from 1.39 billion a year earlier. Photo: Getty Images
China’s overall population continued to grow in 2019, rising to 1.4 billion at the end of the year from 1.39 billion a year earlier. Photo: Getty Images
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