Scientists have reported early reduction of the population of China
MOSCOW, 4 Jan — RIA Novosti. China’s population in 2018 decreased by 1.27 million people, according to South China Morning Post, citing a report by the economist, Peking University su Jian and demographer at the University of Wisconsin And Fasana.
Scientists estimate that the number of births in the country in the past year children have fallen by 2.5 million since the year before last. Throughout the modern history of China (since 1949) is one of the worst, less than 15 million people were born only during an outbreak of famine and natural disasters in 1960 and 1961.
According to researchers, this trend may become irreversible. Women of childbearing age in China is much less than that of men, and many families refuse to have children because of the high cost of health care and education.
For decades, China remains the state with the largest population in the world. In the 1970-ies the authorities introduced the policy of “one family — one child”, fining the family, I decide to have more children. In January 2016, this law was repealed, and the number is valid for any family of children increased to two.