This is how China can solve the population problem…
China’s population has decreased for the first time in 60 years. Recently, China is battling the wave of Kovid-19 epidemic, whose figures are being viewed with suspicion by the whole world. For the first time since the epidemic, the death toll in China has exceeded normal. Last year, China’s population was about 1.4 billion. The decline is in stark contrast to projections made by China and the United Nations a decade ago. This decline has made China worry about many issues, the most important of which is the economic aspect.
In 1961, the population declined.
China’s population declined during a severe drought in 1961 and has grown rapidly since then. This is the reason why in the 1970s, China implemented a one-child policy to curb its growing population. But when the trend reversed six years ago, he ended this policy.
How low has it gone?
China has officially announced on Tuesday that its population has decreased by 8.5 lakhs. This shortfall is due to several lakh fewer births than the number of deaths due to COVID-19. China has long been infamous for strictly enforcing the one child per family policy.
effect of old policy
The one family, one child policy has also had many effects on Chinese society. Now there are more boys than girls and also due to fewer children being born, the number of elderly people is increasing rapidly. This is the reason why in 2016 China abolished the one family one child policy and allowed people to have three children per family.