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- WorldThe Telegraph
China’s population growth has slipped to the lowest ever on record, forcing Communist Party leaders to contend with a demographic crisis hitting the world’s second-largest economy. The country’s population increased 5.38 per cent to 1.41 billion people in 2020, according to once-a-decade census results published by the government on Tuesday. Government data also showed that annual growth averaged 0.53 per cent over the past decade, the slowest rate since 1953. Economists have long raised concerns over whether China can grow rich before it grows old – a struggle for many developing nations. China’s brutal one-child policy – at times implemented with forced abortions – meant population growth had already been slowing for decades. Concerned about a looming demographic issue, Chinese leaders relaxed restrictions in 2016 to allow families to have two children. At the time, the government estimated that scrapping the one-child rule would see overall population grow to 1.42 billion by 2020. But the rising cost of living, health care and education meant couples were less willing to have children, with the latest data falling short of the government’s target. With waning births and a fast-aging society, China is headed for a population decline – a major turning point for a nation that is currently the world’s most populous.
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