China only started allowing all couples to have a second child in 2016. Photo: AP
China only started allowing all couples to have a second child in 2016. Photo: AP

China population: one-child policy blamed as 12 million children missed in 2010 census emerge

  • China’s latest statistical yearbook puts the number of children born between 2000 to 2010 at 172.5 million
  • This figure is well above the 160.9 million in that age group recorded in the 2010 census

Topic |   China's population
China only started allowing all couples to have a second child in 2016. Photo: AP
China only started allowing all couples to have a second child in 2016. Photo: AP
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