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Fewer births and aging workforce scary demographics for Beijing

BEIJING (AsiaNews): China’s demographic picture is starting to look a lot like that of Japan: births are declining, the workforce is getting smaller and the population is aging. This is what the latest official figures show.
 
According to the National Statistics Bureau, while the country’s economy grew 6.9 per cent in 2017 from 6.7 per cent in 2016, its demographic statistics are less positive. 
 

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