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China's 2020 birth rate hits record 43-year low due to falling no. of child-bearing women Updated: 2021-11-22 07:31:30 KST

China's birth rate last year hit a low not seen since records began due to an aging population, more people going into higher education and anti-COVID measures.
According to the country's National Bureau of Statistics, the birth rate in 2020 was eight.five-two per thousand people.
It's the first time the figure has dropped below ten.
This come despite China scrapping its one-child policy in 2016.
In May, China relaxed that even more, allowing couples to have up to three kids.
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