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 انخفاض حاد في عدد سكان الصين infographic
Graphic charts China’s declining population.
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انخفاض حاد في عدد سكان الصين

By Ninian Carter

January 18, 2024 - من المرجح أن الوفيات المرتبطة بفيروس كورونا أدت إلى تسريع انخفاض عدد سكان الصين في العام 2023، مما يمثل المزيد من التحديات للحكومة المنهكة في التعامل مع الانكماش الاقتصادي وأزمة العقارات.

Covid-related deaths, brought about by China’s abrupt lifting of pandemic restrictions at the end of 2022, likely accelerated its declining population last year.

Figures released by the National Statistics Bureau show the population of China fell by 2.1 million people in 2023 – a downward trend that began in 2022 when its population declined by 300,000.

Deaths rose to 11.1 million last year, while births fell to 9 million – 30% of China’s population is expected to be aged 60 years or over by 2032.

The demographic shift poses long-term challenges to a government already dealing with deflation and a property crisis.

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PUBLISHED: 18/01/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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