The National Bureau of Statistics of the Communist Party of China stated at a press conference on Jan. 18 that it would be postponing the release of China’s birth data for 2020. But according to data released by some local governments, the mainland’s population appears to be declining, and at an alarming rate in some areas where the births have dropped by more than 20 percent.
Liang Jianzhang, the founder of China’s leading travel website Ctrip.com and professor at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, warned in a Feb. 1 opinion article published in China’s leading business publication Caixin that population collapse in the mainland has arrived.
He said that as China’s birth rate cannot be increased substantially, the country’s population decline will not stop...
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