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China Finds 12 Million Children That It Didn’t Know Existed

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-24/china-finds-12-million-children-that-it-didn-t-know-existed
>China undercounted the number of children born in 2000 to 2010 by at least 11.6 million -- equivalent to Belgium’s current population -- partly because of its stringent one-child policy.

>The latest statistical yearbook released by the government puts the number of children born during that period at 172.5 million, well above the 160.9 million in that age group recorded in the 2010 census.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/23/chinese-birthrate-falls-to-lowest-since-1978
>China’s birthrate has plummeted to its lowest level since 1978 as the government struggles to stave off a looming demographic crisis.

>Data released by the country’s national bureau of statistics shows there were 8.5 births per 1,000 people in 2020, the first time in decades that the figure has fallen below 10. The statistical yearbook, released at the weekend, said the natural rate of population growth – taking in births and deaths – was at a new low of 1.45.

>The government is under pressure to prevent a potential population decline after decades of interventionist policies on childbirth and more recent pressures including high living costs.