Wang Feng, a demographer from the University of California, Irvine, expressed extreme skepticism of Yi's estimate. "Yi's conclusion is based on a very sloppy and overly simplistic assumption: that the officially published Chinese numbers overstated the number of births by a wide margin," Wang said, arguing that the birth censuses which Yi appears to have based his prediction on had their own problem of undercounting.

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