China's birth rate at record low in 2021: official

China's birth rate at record low in 2021: official

2022-01-17 11:08:00 AM

China's birth rate at record low in 2021: official

Beijing has been grappling with a looming demographic crisis as it faces a rapidly ageing workforce, a slowing economy, and the country's weakest population growth in decades.

The figures are the lowest since records began in 1949, when Communist China was founded, according to NBS data.It also marks the lowest figure logged in China's annual Statistical Yearbook data -- a yearly assessment of the country's economy -- dating back to 1978.

Although officials relaxed the nation's one-child policy in 2016 -- allowing couples to have two children and easing some of the world's strictest family planning regulations -- the changes have failed to bring about a baby boom.Last year, Chinese authorities extended the policy further to allow couples to have three children.

Read more: eNCA »

3 brothers dead, one in hospital after drinking energy drinks

Gauteng Basic Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has expressed his devastation. Read more >>

My encounter Miss Sarah actually changed my life and for that I'll keep updating people for her good job thanks once again sarah_jeff_chro I never thought of meeting a legit bitcoin trader after been scammed many times at my age but the heavens sent williamchurch09 guided me and help me make a living through bitcoin with my coinbase app, I recommend you to meet him now and also be a beneficiary of good work

Shouldn't that be excellent beautiful sweet news? No making love,people are afraid of covid I know we all probably might have heard about Bitcoin but don't know how it works, I tried it in a week ago by a man who recommended me to LeticiaThomas90 on Twitter she guides me through and i made a return of $10500 after a week of trading, connect with her LeticiaThomas90

I know we all probably might have heard about Bitcoin but don't know how it works, I tried it in a week ago by a man who recommended me to Derrick_Jones39 on Twitter he guides me through and i made a return of $10500 after a week of trading, connect with him NSFAS is not responding to students! We have to know why our applications were unsuccessful if we met the requirements. No matter how much contact I’ve made, I’m met with no response. Please help!

The birth rate of the world's second-biggest economy slipped to 7.52 births per 1,000 people, according to National Bureau of Statistics data, down from 8.52 in 2020. The figures are the lowest since records began in 1949, when Communist China was founded, according to NBS data. It also marks the lowest figure logged in China's annual Statistical Yearbook data -- a yearly assessment of the country's economy -- dating back to 1978. Although officials relaxed the nation's one-child policy in 2016 -- allowing couples to have two children and easing some of the world's strictest family planning regulations -- the changes have failed to bring about a baby boom. Last year, Chinese authorities extended the policy further to allow couples to have three children. But in 2021, the country logged 10.62 million births, according to official data, bringing its population to 1.41 billion. The natural population growth rate plunged to 0.34 per 1,000 people, from an earlier 1.45 figure. "The demographic challenge is well known but the speed of population aging is clearly faster than expected," said Zhiwei Zhang, chief economist at Pinpoint Asset Management. "It also indicates China's potential growth is likely slowing faster than expected," he said. Last year, results of a once-in-a-decade census showed that China's population had grown at its slowest rate since the 1960s. Higher costs of living and a cultural shift, with people now used to smaller families, have been cited as reasons behind the lower number of babies. The one-child policy was introduced by top leader Deng Xiaoping in 1980 to curb population growth and promote economic development, with exceptions for rural families whose first-born was a female and for ethnic minorities. Source