China’s overall population increased by 480,000 in 2021, the National Bureau of Statistics confirmed. Photo: Getty Images
China’s overall population increased by 480,000 in 2021, the National Bureau of Statistics confirmed. Photo: Getty Images

China’s population up less than half a million in 2021, births plunge again as crisis deepens

  • Mainland China’s overall population increased to 1.4126 billion last year, but ‘shocking’ national growth rate hits record low of 0.34 per thousand
  • Chinese mothers gave birth to 10.62 million babies last year, an 11.5 per cent drop from 2020

China’s overall population increased by 480,000 in 2021, the National Bureau of Statistics confirmed. Photo: Getty Images
China’s overall population increased by 480,000 in 2021, the National Bureau of Statistics confirmed. Photo: Getty Images
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