China's population grows by less than half-a-million in 2021
The Free Press Journal|January 18, 2022
Birth rate falls for 5th consecutive year

China's population grew to 1.4126 billion by the end of last year, increasing by less than half-a million as the birth rate fell for the fifth consecutive year, stoking fears of a looming demographic crisis and a consequent economic slowdown in the world's most populous nation.

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