BLUFThis article discusses five key questions about China's population decline and what it might mean for global demographic trends.
This article by Zaria Gorvett, writing for BBC, makes the following points:
- China's one-child policy was introduced in 1980 with the aim of reducing population growth to zero.
- By October 1982, China's population reached one billion, with a baby born there every two seconds.
- The one-child policy ended in 2016, but negative population growth has only just begun.
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References from the Web:
- JAN 2023 China's population is now inexorably shrinking, bringing forward the day the planet's population turns down—ABC News
- JAN 2023 Lessons from Japan for China’s population crisis—AFR