China’s people problem swings from too many to a ‘decline that sees no end’
- May 13, 2021
- Wang Feng, sociology, The Wall Street Journal, May 13, 2021
On Tuesday, China’s government said births dropped for a fourth consecutive year in 2020 and the overall rate of population growth slowed to a near halt, with the total number of people edging up to 1.41 billion. Nearly 20% of citizens are age 60 or over. Wang Feng, a sociology professor at the University of California, Irvine, expects China’s population to begin to fall within five years. “It’s going to be a decline that sees no end,” he said.
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