China population decline first in 60 years

By Albee Zhang and Farah Master
Updated January 17 2023 - 8:28pm, first published 8:26pm
China's population dropped by roughly 850,000 to 1.41175 billion at the end of 2022. (AP PHOTO)
China's population dropped by roughly 850,000 to 1.41175 billion at the end of 2022. (AP PHOTO)

China's population fell last year for the first time in six decades, a historic turn that is expected to mark the start of a long period of decline in its citizen numbers with profound implications for its economy and the world.

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