Modern China’s birth rate falls to lowest ever

Women play with children at a park in Jinhua, Zhejiang province, China November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s birth rate last year fell to its lowest since the founding of the People’s Republic of China 70 years ago, official data showed on Monday, with looser population controls failing to encourage couples to have more babies. The birth rate stood at 10.94 per thousand, the lowest since 1949 and down […]

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