Population growth in China has slowed. According to the latest Statistical Yearbook by the National Bureau of Statistics of China, there were 8.5 births per 1,000 people last year. This data shows that China’s birth rate in 2020 has dropped by the most since 1978. The Health Commission had already stated in July that the number of newborns in China could soon decline again. Official agencies did not want to comment on the reasons for the developments.
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