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China's population decline is a result of decades of botched family planning measures and will have global implications

By Christina Maags, Lecturer in Chinese Studies , University of Sheffield
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China’s population has fallen for the first time in 60 years and is set to be reduced by half by the end of the century. After declining for some years, China is now in what a government official called an “era of negative population growth”, with the national birth rate hitting a record low of 6.77 births per 1,000 people.

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