China reckons with its fatal conceit, as birth rate falls to historic low
- February 23, 2022
- Wang Feng, sociology, Foundation for Economic Education, Feb. 23, 2022
China’s latest census results show an 11.5 percent decline in births compared to 2020. This is the fifth consecutive year of lower births in China. Wang Feng, professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, argues these new numbers demonstrate China’s population has peaked: “The year 2021 will go down in Chinese history as the year that China last saw population growth in its long history,” Feng writes in The New York Times.
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