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

Topic |   China’s population policy
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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