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‘China will never surpass the USA’

Yi Fuxian is a demography expert at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Mr Yi, for the first time since the great famine of 1961, China’s population decreased last year, nine years earlier than predicted. Is that not a reason to celebrate for the communist leadership? After all, the threat of overpopulation was the reason why the one-child policy was introduced in 1980.

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