China’s population will peak at 1.5 billion in about 20 years while the sex ratio will continue to be heavily skewed towards males, according to a new government-backed report
According to a research report released Thursday, the population will begin to gradually drop after reaching the peak.
Meanwhile, the number of new-born baby boys will continue to outstrip that of baby girls, with 119 boys for every 100 girls, according to the national population development strategy research report. [Full Text]
This news doesn’t bode well for China’s plans, announced last January, to keep population under 1.37 billion.