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  • WorldChina's population grows by less than half-a-million in 2021

    China’s population grows by less than half-a-million in 2021

    Beijing: China’s population grew to 1.4126 billion by the end of last year, increasing by less than half-a-million as the birth rate fell for the fifth consecutive year, stoking fears of a looming…

  • Featured NewsFalling fertility rates

    Falling fertility rates

    By Nahia Hussain and Amir Ullah Khan As per the National Family Health Survey released earlier this year, India’s fertility rate has fallen from 2.2 in 2015-16 to 2.0 in 2019-21. The…

  • WorldWhat drives high-profile disappearances in China?

    China’s birth rate falls to lowest level since 1978

    New Delhi: China’s birth rate has plummeted to its lowest level since 1978 as the government struggles to stave off a looming demographic crisis, The Guardian reported. Data released by the country’s…

  • WorldHow China's influencers are promoting a culture of online lynching

    China easing birth limits further to cope with ageing society

    Beijing: China’s ruling Communist Party will ease birth limits to allow all couples to have three children instead of two in response to the population’s rising age, a state news agency said…

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    Chinese birth rate lowest in 7 decades

    Beijing: China’s birth rate has fallen to its lowest since the formation of the People’s Republic of China 70 years ago, despite the easing of the one-child policy, the country’s National Bureau of…

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