population growth

Cost of Raising Children in China is World’s Second Highest

China’s population decline looks set to continue despite the possibility of a traditional Dragon-Year “baby bump” and signs of a post-pandemic uptick in marriage rates after nine successive years of decline. A recent report from...

Women Balk at Chinese Government Plans to Raise Birth Rate

Last week, the Chinese government announced that the country’s population had declined for the first time in decades, setting off a cacophony of alarm bells among those concerned about China’s demographic destiny. Chinese women,...

Shrinking Birth Rates Accelerate China’s Demographic Crisis

While Xi Jinping may profess confidence that “the East is rising and the West is declining,” China’s birth rates are rapidly diminishing. Recently released official statistics suggest continued deepening of looming demographic...

Family Planning Reform: “Two-Child Policy”?

Amid a worsening demographic dilemma, there have been rumors that China’s new leadership might reform the controversial one-child policy. Bloomberg looks at a significant change being considered for vexed family planning...

China Past Due: One Child Policy

For her series, China Past Due, on PRI’s The World, Mary Kay Magistad looks at the debate over the one-child policy, as many people think the government should end the policy which has been prone to abuse in its 30 year...

Will China Get Old Before Getting Rich?

Decades after the enactment of the one-child policy in the 1970s, the Chinese government is now trying to tackle the problem of a fast-aging population. From Darren Wee at The Guardian: Filial piety is the first of the five...

Demography: China’s Achilles Heel

A pair of articles in the current issue of The Economist examines China’s demographic Achilles heel, which “will hobble the hero” by diverting more and more of a shrinking workforce’s output towards the...

Experts Challenge One-Child Population Claim

As the world’s human population approaches seven billion, demographers have attacked Chinese claims that its family planning policies delayed this landmark by five years. From The Associated Press: “I think many...

Does China Have Enough People?

The Economist looks at new Chinese census data, and asks an unusual question: Does China have enough people? The question might seem absurd. The country has long been famous both for having the world’s largest population...

China Population Growth Slows

Recent statistics show modest increases in the Chinese population since last year. From CBC News: The figure of 1.3410 billion, which is preliminary and based on a sample survey, shows China added about 6.3 million people last...

China’s 60th Anniversary, By the Numbers

Fast Company created a graphic delineating the statistical differences in a number of areas between China in 1949 and in 2009: See the full version here.

China’s Population May Hit 1.5b in 2033

Shanghai Daily reports: The population will see an annual increase of about eight million people in the next decade and may reach 1.36 billion in 2010 and 1.4 billion in 2020, said Li Bin, director of the National Population and...

Population to peak at 1.5b in 2030s – China Daily

From Chinadaily.com.cn: 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 […]



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