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China’s population crisis is here to stay, but is Beijing doing enough to limit the fallout?

Published Oct 04 2021 at 8:00 AM GMT
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  • It is shocking to hear the government of Anhui, a rural province in central China that is traditionally a key source of migrant workers for coastal areas, acknowledge its birth rate is “falling off a cliff”.
  • The province, which has a population that is slightly smaller than France, may only have 530,000 new births this year, which would be about half the 984,000 it recorded in 2017, according to local authorities.
  • France, as a reference, had 696,900 births last year.




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  • Published Oct 4, 2021 8:00 AM GMT