Chinese experts are warning the country is on the verge of an “unstoppable” population decline.
Decades of family planning policies have left China with a shrinking workforce and aging population.
Despite easing those restrictions, the number of births continue to plummet.
CGTN’S Wu Guoxiu reports.
- Yan Liang is an Associate Professor at Willamette University
- Therese Hesketh is the director at the Center for Global Health at Zhejiang University School of Medicine
- Richard Jackson is the president of the Global Aging Institute
- Yong Cai is an assistant professor with the Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
— The Independent (@Independent) February 13, 2019
China's birth rate is at its lowest in more than half a century pic.twitter.com/IBk7lzhf7O
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) January 26, 2019
China's birth rate fell below 11 for every 1,000 people last year, the lowest level since the People’s Republic started in 1949. It’s a reminder of how pressing it is to redesign a weak pension system, says @cbeddor: https://t.co/NoGkWpLpwm pic.twitter.com/mlm5LgDKWU
— ReutersBreakingviews (@Breakingviews) January 22, 2019