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China’s population will ‘peak’ at 1.44b by 2029

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THE number of people living in China is expected to reach a peak of 1.442 billion by 2029 before spiralling towards an “unstoppable” decline in 2030, a recent study found.

According to the China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), the world’s most populous country will be facing a declining labour force and a rapidly ageing population, requiring the government to draw up policies to cope with the phenomenon.

In its “Green Book of Population and Labour” report, the CASS said growth in the working population has stagnated and the rising number of the ageing population will have a far-reaching impact on social and........

© Asian Correspondent