China, which only this year allowed couples to have three children, has woken up to its demographic challenge and is rolling out a range of policies to encourage more births. Photo: Getty Images China, which only this year allowed couples to have three children, has woken up to its demographic challenge and is rolling out a range of policies to encourage more births. Photo: Getty Images
China, which only this year allowed couples to have three children, has woken up to its demographic challenge and is rolling out a range of policies to encourage more births. Photo: Getty Images
Zhou Xin
Opinion

Opinion

Zhou Xin

China’s population crisis is here to stay, but is Beijing doing enough to limit the fallout?

  • Births in Anhui province this year may only reach 530,000, or about half the number it recorded in 2017, according to local authorities.
  • The situation is indicative of China’s larger demographic crisis, but Beijing has woken up to the challenge and is encouraging more births

China, which only this year allowed couples to have three children, has woken up to its demographic challenge and is rolling out a range of policies to encourage more births. Photo: Getty Images China, which only this year allowed couples to have three children, has woken up to its demographic challenge and is rolling out a range of policies to encourage more births. Photo: Getty Images
China, which only this year allowed couples to have three children, has woken up to its demographic challenge and is rolling out a range of policies to encourage more births. Photo: Getty Images
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