China’s 2019 birth rate slowest in 70 years – stats bureau

FILE PHOTO: People play with children at a park in Jinhua, Zhejiang province, China November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer/File photo

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s birth rate fell to its lowest last year since the founding of the People’s Republic of China 70 years ago, posing a long-term challenge for its government. The country’s birth rate stood at 10.48 per thousand, the lowest since 1949, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed on Friday. The […]

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