China’s seventh national census confirmed the number of new births fell for the fourth consecutive year in 2020. Photo: AFP China’s seventh national census confirmed the number of new births fell for the fourth consecutive year in 2020. Photo: AFP
China’s seventh national census confirmed the number of new births fell for the fourth consecutive year in 2020. Photo: AFP

China population: plunging regional births drive home ‘severity’ of demographic crisis

  • Local government data for the first six months of the year has offered new insight into China‘s declining number of births
  • Experts say the country’s low fertility rate and ageing society is likely to affect how globally competitive it is in the future

Topic |   China's population
China’s seventh national census confirmed the number of new births fell for the fourth consecutive year in 2020. Photo: AFP China’s seventh national census confirmed the number of new births fell for the fourth consecutive year in 2020. Photo: AFP
China’s seventh national census confirmed the number of new births fell for the fourth consecutive year in 2020. Photo: AFP
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