China is pulling out all the stops to boost its fertility rate, which is of increasing concern for officials. Photo: Xinhua
China is pulling out all the stops to boost its fertility rate, which is of increasing concern for officials. Photo: Xinhua

China’s population crisis: 5 ways Beijing is trying to tackle a worryingly low birth rate

  • China had just 12 million babies last year, down from 14.65 million in 2019, marking an 18 per cent decline year on year
  • Authorities are rolling out a variety of measures to address the issue, from financial incentives to grandparenting classes

China is pulling out all the stops to boost its fertility rate, which is of increasing concern for officials. Photo: Xinhua
China is pulling out all the stops to boost its fertility rate, which is of increasing concern for officials. Photo: Xinhua
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