Chinese reluctant to have children as China reports first population fall in 61 years

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Chinese reluctant to have children as China reports first population fall in 61 years

China’s population faces ‘endless period of decline’, with demographic shift far from finished

  • As deaths outnumber births for the first time since 1961, population experts say reversing the trend is hopeless, but all-out efforts must still be taken
  • Desperate times could force China to adopt a ‘tone-setting’ shift by completely scrapping its family-planning policies, which experts say would help mitigate the shrinkage

Chinese reluctant to have children as China reports first population fall in 61 years

02:14

Chinese reluctant to have children as China reports first population fall in 61 years

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