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, the lowest level since 1961.
Notably, the drop of newborns in 2018 was significantly bigger than a decline of 500,000 in the previous year, indicating an accelerating downward trend . . .
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