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Elderly people have their lunch at a government-funded nursing home in Beijing Elderly people have their lunch at a government-funded nursing home in Beijing, March 19, 2010 (AP photo by Andy Wong).

China’s Demographic Dividend Is Tapering Off

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
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China’s population declined, according to its latest census. Or did it? It depends on who you believe.

The Financial Times first reported last week that China’s population is set to decline for the first time in five decades, falling below 1.4 billion. The article cited people familiar with the outcome of China’s recently completed census, who cautioned that the figure is considered “very sensitive and would not be released until multiple government departments had reached a consensus on the data and its implications.” ...

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