China’s population has entered a period of precipitous fall for the first time in decades. This is due partially to China’s one-child policy which ended in 2015. China has had a very strict covid 19 lockdown policy which was lifted due to a very rare country-wide protest. During the month of December China has seen over 60,000 deaths due to covid. By and large, China has not vaccinated in population and depended on lockdowns to control the virus. This left the Chinese population with no natural immunity to new and old variants. There fore they are dying at pre-herd immunity and population vaccination rates and over 5,000 deaths a day is further driving a population decline in China.
China’s population falls for first time in decades, hampering its economic rise (msn.com)