China's birth rate at record low in 2021: official
BEIJING, Jan 17, 2022 (BSS/AFP) - The birth rate in China plummeted to a
record low last year, official data showed Monday, as analysts warn that
faster-than-expected ageing could deepen economic growth concerns.
The birth rate of the world's second-biggest economy slipped to 7.52
births per 1,000 people, according to National Bureau of Statistics data,
down from 8.52 in 2020 and the lowest rate since comparative records began in