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Beijing sees lowest birth rate in 2020, China’s population to decline: Reports

Beijing sees lowest birth rate in 2020, China’s population to decline: Reports

The reported change in Beijing’s demographics, a city of more than 21 million people, is an indication that the number of people in China could start to decline six years from now.

The change in Beijing’s demographics, a city of more than 21 million people, is an indication that the number of people in China could start to decline six years from now, according to a report published in the tabloid Global Times on Wednesday.

The number of newborns in Beijing hit a new low in a decade in 2020, decreasing by 32,000 as against the previous year to a total of 100,368.

Not just Beijing, a dozen Chinese cities in eastern China’s Zhejiang and southern China’s Guangdong provinces have reported the numbers of newborns in 2020 hitting a new low in the past six to 10 years.

The state media report comes a day after the London-based Financial Times newspaper reported that China was poised to report its first population decline in five decades following a once-in-a-decade census, which was completed last December.

News Source : Hindustan Times

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