A crowded street in Wuhan on April 4, about a year after the city’s coronavirus lockdown was lifted. China’s census has reportedly found the nation’s population has declined. Photo: Kyodo A crowded street in Wuhan on April 4, about a year after the city’s coronavirus lockdown was lifted. China’s census has reportedly found the nation’s population has declined. Photo: Kyodo
A crowded street in Wuhan on April 4, about a year after the city’s coronavirus lockdown was lifted. China’s census has reportedly found the nation’s population has declined. Photo: Kyodo

China reportedly set to announce its first decline in population in 60 years

  • Financial Times says latest census figures are expected to show nation’s population slipping to less than 1.4 billion
  • The figures were supposed to be released earlier this month but have been delayed, according to FT

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A crowded street in Wuhan on April 4, about a year after the city’s coronavirus lockdown was lifted. China’s census has reportedly found the nation’s population has declined. Photo: Kyodo A crowded street in Wuhan on April 4, about a year after the city’s coronavirus lockdown was lifted. China’s census has reportedly found the nation’s population has declined. Photo: Kyodo
A crowded street in Wuhan on April 4, about a year after the city’s coronavirus lockdown was lifted. China’s census has reportedly found the nation’s population has declined. Photo: Kyodo

Corrected [11:23am, 28 Apr, 2021]

  • [11:23am, 28 Apr, 2021]

    In the headline and first paragraph of this story, the Financial Times incorrectly stated that China is set to announce its first population decline since 1949. The story has been corrected.

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