Prominent economist Ren Zeping has presented a controversial solution to China’s low birth rate and rapidly ageing population. Photo: Weibo
Prominent economist Ren Zeping has presented a controversial solution to China’s low birth rate and rapidly ageing population. Photo: Weibo

China’s population crisis can be solved only by printing trillions of yuan to boost birth rate, prominent economist claims

  • Controversial comments by Ren Zeping suggest that US$314 billion would help add 50 million kids over a decade, in part by relying on older Chinese women to give birth
  • But demographers and state media throw cold water on Ren’s idea, warning of inflation risks and pointing to failed attempts in other countries

Topic |   China's population
Prominent economist Ren Zeping has presented a controversial solution to China’s low birth rate and rapidly ageing population. Photo: Weibo
Prominent economist Ren Zeping has presented a controversial solution to China’s low birth rate and rapidly ageing population. Photo: Weibo
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