Elon Musk, whose Tesla firm has a major factory in Shanhai, tweeted: “At current birth rates, China will lose ~40 per cent of people every generation!” Photo: Getty Images for The Met Museum
Elon Musk, whose Tesla firm has a major factory in Shanhai, tweeted: “At current birth rates, China will lose ~40 per cent of people every generation!” Photo: Getty Images for The Met Museum

China’s falling birth rate prompts Elon Musk to warn of looming ‘population collapse’

  • Musk’s electric carmaker Tesla is looking to expand in China as the country faces a shrinking workforce
  • Demographer says the pandemic has exacerbated the population decline trend, with estimated 2 million people postponing or abandoning plans to have a baby

Elon Musk, whose Tesla firm has a major factory in Shanhai, tweeted: “At current birth rates, China will lose ~40 per cent of people every generation!” Photo: Getty Images for The Met Museum
Elon Musk, whose Tesla firm has a major factory in Shanhai, tweeted: “At current birth rates, China will lose ~40 per cent of people every generation!” Photo: Getty Images for The Met Museum
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