Continuing this blog's debunking of the claims that we are an over-populated planet and too many people will be an obstacle to achieving a sustainable socialist society, China’s birth rate dropped to a record low of 7.52 per 1,000 people in 2021, National Bureau of Statistics data showed an accelerating downward trend that led Beijing last year to begin allowing couples to have up to three children.
The birth rate was the lowest since 1949 when the statistics bureau began collating the data.
The natural growth rate of China’s population, which excludes migration, was only 0.034 percent for 2021, the lowest since 1960.
Zhiwei Zhang, chief economist at Pinpoint Asset management, explained, “This suggests China’s total population may have reached its peak in 2021. It also indicates China’s potential growth is likely slowing faster than expected.”
There were 10.62 million births in 2021, the data showed, compared with 12 million in 2020. The birth rate in 2020 was 8.52 births per 1,000 people.
China’s birth rate drops to record low | Business and Economy News | Al Jazeera
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