China had 15.23 million new-born babies in 2018, 2 million fewer than in 2017, according to China’s National Bureau of Statistics. Even though it’s higher than some pessimistic forecasts of below 15 million, it is the lowest in recent years.
Where have the babies gone?
About 51% of new-born babies in 2019 will be the second child of their parents, which means a lower proportion of first babies, according to the National Bureau of Statistics’ forecast. Making things more challenging, th...
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