After falling to 12 million in 2020, the number of newborns in China may have dropped to 10 million last year, according to a new think tank. Photo: Xinhua
After falling to 12 million in 2020, the number of newborns in China may have dropped to 10 million last year, according to a new think tank. Photo: Xinhua

China population: forget 2 or 3 kids, getting couples to have the first ‘most pressing problem’

  • With almost 100 million people, Henan province saw just 920,000 births last year – almost a quarter less than in 2019
  • Beijing has been pushing couples to have multiple children, but policy advisers warn that more must be done to reduce the cost of childbearing and parenting

Topic |   China's population
After falling to 12 million in 2020, the number of newborns in China may have dropped to 10 million last year, according to a new think tank. Photo: Xinhua
After falling to 12 million in 2020, the number of newborns in China may have dropped to 10 million last year, according to a new think tank. Photo: Xinhua
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