Tag: two-child policy

Looming Aging Crisis May Have Tremendous Impact on China’s Labor Force

China’s seventh national population census showed that 44.3 percent of its cities have an aged population. According to the World Health Organization, when the number of people over 65 years of age in a country or region exceeds 7 percent, it is called an “aging society.” When the number exceeds 14 percent, it becomes an…


China’s Aging Population Threatens Its Labor Force

China’s seventh national population census showed that 44.3 percent of its cities have an aged population. According to the World Health Organization, when the number of people over 65 years of age in a country or region exceeds 7 percent, it is called an “aging society.” When the number exceeds 14 percent, it becomes an…


China, in Major Policy Shift, Announces Married Couples Can Now Have 3 Children

BEIJING—The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) announced on Monday that married couples may have up to three children, a major policy shift from the existing limit of two after recent data showed a dramatic decline in births in the world’s most populous country. The change was approved during a politburo meeting chaired by Chinese leader Xi…


China Postpones Release of 2020 Population Data, Facing Possible Population Collapse: Experts

The National Bureau of Statistics of the Communist Party of China stated at a press conference on Jan. 18 that it would be postponing the release of China’s birth data for 2020. But according to data released by some local governments, the mainland’s population appears to be declining, and at an alarming rate in some areas…