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

Topic |   China's population
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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