Age of the Dragon

Before long, births in China will be far fewer than deaths

Bradley Perrett
November 25 2022 - 12:00pm
China's birth rates have been in a steady decline for the last five years. Picture Shutterstock

The Chinese Communist Party is used to getting its way. How frustrated it must be at the refusal of Chinese women to have more babies.

Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett is a regular ACM columnist with a focus on Australia's relationship with China, covering defence, strategy, trade, economics and domestic policy. He was based in Beijing as a journalist from 2004 to 2020. His articles are supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.

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