There are now more seniors than children in China. Photo: AP There are now more seniors than children in China. Photo: AP
There are now more seniors than children in China. Photo: AP

China’s population could halve within the next 45 years, new study warns

  • Researchers say previous estimates may have severely underestimated the pace of demographic decline
  • Census data says the birth rate was 1.3 children for each woman last year – well below the level needed to stop the population from falling

Topic |   China's population
There are now more seniors than children in China. Photo: AP There are now more seniors than children in China. Photo: AP
There are now more seniors than children in China. Photo: AP
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