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Se acelera el descenso de la población de China

By Ninian Carter

January 18, 2024 - Las muertes relacionadas con el Covid posiblemente aceleraron el descenso de la población de China en 2023, presentando más retos para un gobierno que ya enfrenta deflación económica y crisis inmobiliaria.

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.

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