Xiujian Peng | China's population is now shrinking. So what does that mean for the world?

By Xiujian Peng
Updated January 20 2023 - 2:13pm, first published 2:00pm

China's National Bureau of Statistics has confirmed what researchers such as myself have long suspected - that 2022 was the year China's population turned down, the first time that has happened since the great famine brought on by Chinese leader Mao Zedong in 1959-1961.

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