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China Birth Rate Falls to Lowest since 1978: Guardian

National data show there were 8.5 births per 1,000 people in 2020, the first time in decades that the figure has fallen below 10


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Children attend a patriotic event in Heihe, Heilongjiang province, near the Russian border. Photo: AFP

 

China’s birth rate has plummeted to its lowest level since 1978 as the government struggles to stave off a looming demographic crisis, The Guardian reported.

Data released by the country’s national bureau of statistics show there were 8.5 births per 1,000 people in 2020, the first time in decades that the figure has fallen below 10.

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George Russell

George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.

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