Chinese Population

Longer lifespans and lower fertility rates lead to fewer workers and more retirees. It is no longer feasible to use the surplus of young people to promote economic development and bear the cost of the elderly.

In the past few years, China’s fertility rate has been sluggish. After the release of the two-child policy, the birth rate has been lower than expected. The aging of the society has accelerated, and the population problem has attracted more and more attention of the Chinese people. According to statistics from the Ministry of Civil Affairs of China, as of the end of 2017, China’s population aged 65 and above reached 158 million, accounting for 11.4% of the total population。And it has exceeded the threshold of 7%. The problem of aging is already on the horizon.

At the same time, China’s fertility rate has declined rapidly. In 1990, China’s total fertility rate could reach 2.1, but today China’s birth rate is only around 1.6.

China is a country with a large population, and the population issue is also a complex and ever-changing issue. We will continue to provide or translate articles on various aspects of China’s population problems, so that everyone can understand the situation more clearly.

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What Is Worth Noting Behind China’s Population?

What Is Worth Noting Behind China’s 1.41 Billion Population? Abstract The article is translated from the ” Sanlian Life Weekly ” which has a circulation of 820,000. On May 11, China announced the seventh census data, with a total population of 1,411.78 million, and an average annual growth rate of 0.53%. Data show that China’s population has

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