Wang Feng

Wang Feng, a professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, and a leading expert on demography, aging and inequality, told Newsweek that the population decline in the world's most populous country is historical and unprecedented. "It is long-term, irreversible, and deep," he said. "By one projection of the United Nations, by the end of this century China may have a population size that's barely above half of what it is now," he continued. "And along the way China will be joining the oldest populations in the world.”

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