China’s Population Drops For First Time In 60 Years

China

At a glance

  • In 2022, China’s population fell for the first time in 60 years, the National Bureau of Statistics announced on Tuesday, fearing that the country might begin a long period of population decline.
  • The population of mainland China fell by 850,000 people in 2022, to 1.41175 billion—the first decline in population since 1961 during the great famine triggered by the Great Leap Forward.

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