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China’s new births hit lowest in 60 years

The number of new births in China hit the lowest level in near 60 years in 2018, indicating the country’s two-child policy has so far failed to reverse its slowing birthrate and avert the population crisis.

The number of babies born last year came in at 15.23 million, about 2 million less than 2017, dropping for the second straight year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics . . .

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