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Birth rate among Uyghurs dropped dramatically

Between 2017 and 2019, the number of births in Xinjiang is said to have fallen by 43 percent. This is derived by the Australian think tank Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) from official statistical data of the People’s Republic. If the figures are correct, then the particularly rapid decline in the birth rate supports the assumption that China is enforcing a rigid policy of population control in Xinjiang. According to the ASP, the decline was as high as 57 percent in regions where mostly Uyghurs live. The scientists speak of “family deplaning.”

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