The number of infants born in China in the year 2020 declined by 15 per cent over 2019. Health concerns and economic crisis stemming from the knock-out of the Corona epidemic in the country forced people to postpone plans to raise a family. According to the data released on Monday by the Ministry of Public Security, about one crore 35 thousand babies were born in China last year. This number is 15% less than the year 2019, when about one crore 17 lakh 90 thousand children were born in the country. Of the total infants born in China in 2020, 52 percent were boys and 47.3 percent were girls.
According to experts, the ruling Communist Party’s 2016 decision to cancel the ‘one child policy’ implemented in China for centuries is failing to accelerate the country’s fertility rate. Due to increasing expenses of education, health and housing, couples are largely shying away from raising families. The economic uncertainties stemming from the Corona transition have reinforced his decision.
Haunted elderly population concern
was the ruling Communist Party in the wake of rapid aging in the population, “he one-child policy removal. In China, the number of elderly aged 60 years or older is estimated at more than 250 million. It is about one-fifth of the total population of the country.