Chinese population growth may start shrinking from 2030
The "Green Book of Population and Labour" report by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences said that in 2029, China's population will be 1.44 billion and will start declining from the following year onward.
The report, however, said if the total fertility rate is maintained at 1.6, the negative population growth is likely to begin in 2027 "with a potential total population of 1.17 billion, which is equivalent to the year 1990", according to People's Daily.
China is aware of the demographic risks and has taken measures to put an end to the one child policy, allowing second child from 2015 onward, to avoid population ageing.
In 2017, the number of second children rose to 8.83 million.
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