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

Published Sep 30 2021 at 3:15 PM GMT
  • China’s population decline may be much faster than expected, with the number of people in the country halving within the next 45 years, a new study has warned.
  • The projection was based on the official birth rate of 13 children per woman last year – well below the figure of 2 needed to keep the number stable – and forecast a much more dramatic decline than previous estimates.
  • China’s current population is over 14 billion and in 2019 the United Nations projected that China would still have around….



  • Published Sep 30, 2021 3:15 PM GMT