Jilin province had the second lowest fertility rate in the country in 2020, with its population falling by 3.37 million from a decade earlier. Photo: Xinhua
Jilin province had the second lowest fertility rate in the country in 2020, with its population falling by 3.37 million from a decade earlier. Photo: Xinhua

China’s population crisis: plunging births in Jilin province prompt roll out of loans and tax breaks for parents

  • Jilin will provide up to 200,000 yuan (US$31,400) to married couples planning on having children, plus tax breaks and cash
  • The announcement sparked a flood of negative comments online, with many saying the measures will do little to boost low births

Jilin province had the second lowest fertility rate in the country in 2020, with its population falling by 3.37 million from a decade earlier. Photo: Xinhua
Jilin province had the second lowest fertility rate in the country in 2020, with its population falling by 3.37 million from a decade earlier. Photo: Xinhua
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