A forecasted drop in China’s population last year would be the first since a two-year decline in 1960-61. Photo: AFP
A forecasted drop in China’s population last year would be the first since a two-year decline in 1960-61. Photo: AFP

China population: cities unveil new childbirth incentives as first decline in more than 6 decades looms

  • Couples having a third child or more in Shenzhen will be eligible to a cash allowance of 19,000 yuan (US$2,800)
  • Other cities like Jinan in Shandong province are handing out childcare subsidies and expanding parental leave

A forecasted drop in China’s population last year would be the first since a two-year decline in 1960-61. Photo: AFP
A forecasted drop in China’s population last year would be the first since a two-year decline in 1960-61. Photo: AFP
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