Concerns over China’s falling population and its rising level of debt are two of the topics set to be discussed during the “two sessions” this week in Beijing. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen Concerns over China’s falling population and its rising level of debt are two of the topics set to be discussed during the “two sessions” this week in Beijing. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
Concerns over China’s falling population and its rising level of debt are two of the topics set to be discussed during the “two sessions” this week in Beijing. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

China’s ‘two sessions’: population decline, rising debt worries to be hot topics for political elite

  • China’s population could be surpassed by India’s as early as 2027 due to a declining birth rate, even after its one-child policy was abandoned in 2016
  • Beijing is also increasingly concerned about its level of debt, which has risen rapidly over the past 12 months as it fought the impact of the coronavirus

Topic |   Two Sessions 2021 (Lianghui)
Concerns over China’s falling population and its rising level of debt are two of the topics set to be discussed during the “two sessions” this week in Beijing. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen Concerns over China’s falling population and its rising level of debt are two of the topics set to be discussed during the “two sessions” this week in Beijing. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
Concerns over China’s falling population and its rising level of debt are two of the topics set to be discussed during the “two sessions” this week in Beijing. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
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