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Chinas schnellerer Bevölkerungsrückgang

By Ninian Carter

January 18, 2024 - Covid-verursachte Todesfälle haben vermutlich 2023 den Rückgang der Bevölkerung noch verstärkt, eine weitere Herausforderung für die Regierung, die bereits mit Deflation und Immobilienkrise zu kämpfen hat.

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: 19/01/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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