In 2005 there were over 10 million new babies born in China, according to China Statistics. And in recent years the birth rate in China has kept on dropping, due to the one-child policy. If 100, 000 Chinese children are killed every year, China will face a baby shortage in the future. From Xinhua:
Accidents of different types are the biggest cause of death for Chinese children aged under 14, with 100,000 children dying from accidents every year, says a report released by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday.
Traffic accidents and drowning are the main causes of death and slips and animal attacks are the main causes of child injuries, according to the report…
The statistics from the National Working Committee on Children and Women under the State Council show 42.5 million elementary and middle school students are injured every year, inflicting total economic losses of 3.26 billion yuan (US$418 million). [Full Text]