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China’s Birthrate Hits Record Low: Demographic Challenges Loom

A traditional Chinese lion guards and ancient building

In 2021, China’s birth rate plummeted to the lowest in history with only 10.62 million births, continuing a five-year decline. Despite relaxed one-child policy restrictions, the population grew by just 0.034%, signaling a demographic crisis as the aging population threatens sustainable growth.