China’s population continued to grow last year, up from 1.4 billion a year earlier, but mothers gave birth to just 12 million babies, down from 14.65 million in 2019, marking an 18 per cent decline year on year. Photo: AP China’s population continued to grow last year, up from 1.4 billion a year earlier, but mothers gave birth to just 12 million babies, down from 14.65 million in 2019, marking an 18 per cent decline year on year. Photo: AP
China’s population continued to grow last year, up from 1.4 billion a year earlier, but mothers gave birth to just 12 million babies, down from 14.65 million in 2019, marking an 18 per cent decline year on year. Photo: AP

China facing demographic, inflation risks ‘Japan never faced’, Beijing urged to act to avoid ‘big surprise’

  • China’s once-in-a-decade census released earlier this year highlighted the challenges ahead for a rapidly ageing population
  • Manoj Pradhan’s book, The Great Demographic Reversal: Ageing Society, Waning Inequality, and an Inflation Revival, has caught the eye of Beijing policymakers

Topic |   China's population
China’s population continued to grow last year, up from 1.4 billion a year earlier, but mothers gave birth to just 12 million babies, down from 14.65 million in 2019, marking an 18 per cent decline year on year. Photo: AP China’s population continued to grow last year, up from 1.4 billion a year earlier, but mothers gave birth to just 12 million babies, down from 14.65 million in 2019, marking an 18 per cent decline year on year. Photo: AP
China’s population continued to grow last year, up from 1.4 billion a year earlier, but mothers gave birth to just 12 million babies, down from 14.65 million in 2019, marking an 18 per cent decline year on year. Photo: AP
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