China’s Population Drops For The First Time In Six Decades

China’s Population Drops For The First Time In Six Decades

The population of China witnessed a year-over-year decline for the first time in six decades.

The Chinese National Bureau of Statistics revealed on Tuesday that the country’s population dropped to 1.412 billion in 2022 from 1.413 billion in 2021, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, marking the first decline since the nation was devastated by famine in the early 1960s under the leadership of Chinese Communist Party founder Mao Zedong.

The number of births fell to 9.56 million from 10.62 million over the same period, while birth rates dropped to 6.77 per thousand people from 7.52 per thousand people.

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The news follows a report by the United Nations forecasting that India would pass China this year as the world’s most populous nation. India presently has

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