A Third of China’s Provinces Saw More Deaths Than Births in 2021, Exacerbating Demographic Crisis



Though the global population count just surpassed 8 billion people, China has been plagued with a dwindling birth rate for the past few years.

In 2021, the world’s most populous country grew by just 480,000 to 1.4126 billion — with demographers warning that a “national decline appears inevitable” as birth rates continue falling, and people live longer.