The Washington Times has reported new data released by the Chinese National Bureau of Statistics show far more deaths than births in year of 2022. There are now some 850,000 fewer people in China and this due to the communists nation’s former one child policy and the murder of an estimated 400 million unborn babies in abortions. China still has the largest population in the world at 1.4 billion people, but its shrinking numbers are causing problems. Companies are dealing with worker shortages and men can’t find wives due to sex selection abortions which occurred during the days of the one child policy. In those days, there was preference for the one child to be male so abortions of females was common. But now China has a much higher ratio of men to women and many men are not able to find a wife.
Another problem with Chinese population is that 62 percent of it is over the age of 65. Many older couples who never had children are now wondering who will take care of them as they grow older. Here is more from the Chinese report:
The last time China is believed to have recorded a population decline was during the Great Leap Forward at the end of the 1950s, Mao Zedong’s disastrous drive for collective farming and industrialization that produced a massive famine killing tens of millions of people. …
The statistics also showed increasing urbanization in a country that until recently had been largely rural. Over 2022, the permanent urban population increased by 6.46 million to reach 920.71 million, or 65.22%, while the rural population fell by 7.31 million.
Abortions are legal for any reason up to birth in China and although the one child policy is no longer in effect, its consequences are still being felt. China instituted its one child policy in 1980 which led to millions of abortions as as severe financial penalties were leveled against families who violated it.