China's population to peak in 2029 at 1.44 bn: Report
Both changes combined -- long-term population decline and a continuously ageing population -- could cause "very unfavourable social and economic consequences", the report said.
In 2015 the world's most populous country ended its one-child policy in a bid to tackle the problems.
According to latest UN estimates, China has a population of 1.41 billion.
The study, appearing in CASS's Green Book of Population and Labour, said that working population numbers were now stagnating, with a low fertility rate set to cause further issues.
By the middle of the century, China's population is expected to drop to 1.36 billion - a fall in the labour force of close to 200 million.
While relaxing the one-child policy will help long-term, in the short-term it will create more dependents, according to the report.
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