China’s population likely to decline before 2025

China’s population likely to decline before 2025

Health experts say that the population of China, the country with the largest population in the world, will begin to decline before 2025.

A report by the Chinese newspaper Global Times, citing a health expert, has shown the possibility that China’s population will begin to decline before 2025.

According to the report, the number of births in the central Chinese province of Hunan has fallen below 500,000 for the first time in almost 60 years.

The report states that more than 1 million babies have been born in China’s southern Guangdong province alone.

China is naturally struggling to stop a rapid population decline as many young people choose not to have children due to factors such as rising inflation and work pressures.

The report quoted Yang Wenzhuang, head of population and family affairs at China’s National Health Commission, as saying that China’s population is likely to decline by 2025.

China’s change in laws last year to allow women to have three children has not helped, as many Chinese women say the change is too late and they lack job security and gender equality. is insufficient.

In addition, birth data released on Sunday showed that the birth rate in many Chinese provinces in 2021 was lower than in the past several decades.

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