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

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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