Due to one child policy, by 2050, the population in China may decrease by more than 100 million.
China’s birth rate was only 6.77 births per 1,000 people, which is lower than the 7.52 birth rate in 2021.
The death rate relative to the birth rate has been recorded since 1974 at 7.37 deaths per 1,000 people.
Beijing, After six decades, a decline in population has been recorded in China. According to a report by the news agency Reuters, the country’s National Bureau of Statistics has said that at the end of 2022, China’s population has decreased by about 850,000 to more than 141 crores. After this decline recorded for the first time since 1961, it is feared that India will become the world’s most populous country this year.
Due to the ever-decreasing population and the One Child Policy made in the past, by 2050, a decrease of more than 100 million population can be seen in China. Due to the decreasing population, China is afraid that due to this, there will be a lot of reduction in the efficiency of the large population, which is bound to have an impact on the economy. Let us tell you that last year China’s birth rate was only 6.77 births per 1,000 people, which is less than the 2021 birth rate of 7.52 percent and it is the lowest on record.
death rate at record level
The death rate over the birth rate has been recorded at 7.37 deaths per 1,000 people since 1974, which is even higher than the rate of 7.18 deaths in 2021. The record decline in population is reported to be a result of China’s one-child policy implemented between 1980 and 2015, as well as high education costs, which has prompted many Chinese to have more children or to stay here. Even a single child has been stopped from being born. According to news reports, data was the top trending topic on Chinese social media after the data was released on Tuesday. A hashtag “#Is it really important to have children?” But there were crores of hits.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 18, 2023, 08:34 IST