China’s Population Growth Fell To The Lowest Level In The Last 10 Years
The population growth in China, the world’s most populous country with a population of one billion 410 million, continues to decline.
The year 2020 was the year when the birth rate was at its lowest since the founding of the People’s Republic of China (1949). Although the pandemic had an effect on births, the birth rate recorded in the previous year was also low.
According to the 2010-2020 census results published on Tuesday, China’s population increased by 5.38 percent to 1.41 billion. Population growth was 5.84 percent in the previous decade.
With Beijing’s one-child policy in the 1970s, population growth fell steadily every year.
Although Beijing has loosened its child policy in recent years, it has not achieved enough to reverse the population decline. In 2016, China reformed its one-child policy, bringing the two-child limit.
It is stated that problems such as the economic situation, career and cost of living in the country are effective in the decrease in the number of newborn children.
According to the analysis of the United Nations, the population in mainland China will decline after peaking in 2030.
In late April, the Financial Times newspaper claimed that the population was declining in 2020 compared to the previous year, in its report based on the Chinese official in charge of the census but there was no statement from Beijing on this issue.
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