China population: plummeting births in Anhui province underscore ‘extremely severe’ demographic problem

Published Sep 29 2021 at 10:30 AM GMT
  • Births are set to tumble nearly 20 per cent in the central Chinese province of Anhui this year, underlining the severity of the nation’s population crisis and prompting the local government to declare the number of newborns is “falling off a cliff”.Births will drop by 17.8 per cent to 530,000 this year compared to 2020, the fourth straight annual decline, following falls of 12.
  • 8 per cent in the preceding three years, data from the Anhui government shows.



  • Published Sep 29, 2021 10:30 AM GMT