February 19, 2021 7:01 pm
For decades, China enforced strict controls on additional births in the name of preserving scarce resources for its burgeoning economy.
January 21, 2019 12:03 pm
The government estimates China's population will peak at 1.442 billion in 2029 before beginning to decline the year after.
January 18, 2019 9:14 pm
For years China implemented a series of policies intended to slow the growth of world’s most populous nation, including limiting the number of children couples could have to one. The long-term effects of those policies mean the country will soon enter an era of “negative growth."
August 29, 2018 6:16 am
Couples have increasingly delayed having even one child as they devote more time to other goals, such as building their careers. The skyrocketing cost of raising children in booming China has also given many prospective parents pause.
August 08, 2018 11:10 am
Commentators see the imagery used as an indication of China planning to abandon birth restrictions and a likely announcement to this effect by the end of the year.
July 10, 2018 6:02 pm
China had more than 230.8 million people aged 60 or above at the end of 2016, 16.7 per cent of the country's total population, the Ministry of Civil Affairs had said in August 2017.
March 05, 2016 9:20 am
China had a population of 1.37462 billion by the end of 2015, data released by the National Bureau of Statistics said.
July 30, 2015 12:59 pm
Around and after 2022, India's population is projected to continue growing for several decades to 1.5 billion in 2030 and 1.7 billion in 2050
December 28, 2013 1:24 pm
The changes come against a backdrop of steadily declining birth rates.
December 31, 2010 2:03 pm
China would retain economic advantage against India in next two decades despite population decline.