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China’s population crisis is here to stay, but is Beijing doing enough to limit the fallout?

It is shocking to hear the government of Anhui, a rural province in central China that is traditionally a key source of migrant workers for coastal areas, acknowledge its birth rate is “falling off a cliff”. The province, which has a population that is slightly smaller than France, may only have 530,000 births this year, which would be about half the 984,000 it recorded in 2017, according to local authorities. France, as a reference, had 696,900 births last year.The situation in Anhui is…

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