He Xin and her two children in a postnatal confinement centre in Hefei, Anhui province, last month. Photo: Xinhua

Why China must wake up to demographic reality

Country’s population is ageing more quickly than the authorities imagined, with shortages of workers, students and babies set to worsen alarmingly

Topic |   China's population

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He Xin and her two children in a postnatal confinement centre in Hefei, Anhui province, last month. Photo: Xinhua
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