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"We are really seeing both a domestic and global shift in terms of demographics," said Wang Feng, a professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine. … "Just in 10 years' time, China has really further transformed to be a really different society," Wang said. "Hundreds of millions of people ... moved to be urban residents. But at the same time about 200 million urban residents do not have local household registration, which means they are not entitled to local benefits. And that just shows how tremendous a challenge China faces in integrating these people into the cities," he said.
 
For the full story, please visit https://www.npr.org/2021/05/11/995490687/chinas-birth-rate-drops-as-census-data-warn-of-aging-population

 

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