An elderly man plays with children in Beijing on May 10, 2021. This year, for the first time, China will officially have more deaths than births. Photo: AP
An elderly man plays with children in Beijing on May 10, 2021. This year, for the first time, China will officially have more deaths than births. Photo: AP
Zhou Xin
Opinion

Opinion

Zhou Xin

Why China’s worsening demographic situation will impact economic prospects for decades to come

  • Based on the experiences of other countries, China would have faced a decline in its population anyway, even without state involvement in ‘family planning’
  • Beijing doesn’t like candid discussions about the country’s population trend, labelling them as ‘bad mouthing’ the country’s bright future

An elderly man plays with children in Beijing on May 10, 2021. This year, for the first time, China will officially have more deaths than births. Photo: AP
An elderly man plays with children in Beijing on May 10, 2021. This year, for the first time, China will officially have more deaths than births. Photo: AP
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