China Birth Rate: Xi Jinping’s government in China on Tuesday announced a slew of allowances aimed at encouraging families to have more children, as the country’s birth rate hit a record high. It is decreasing and officials have warned that the population of the country will start decreasing rapidly by 2025. The world’s most populous country is now grappling with an emerging demographic crisis as it suffers from a rapidly aging workforce, slow economy and its weakest population growth in decades. is facing.
Rigid policy was also abolished in 2016
Beijing ended its stringent “one child policy” in 2016 and allowed couples to have three children last year, but the country’s birth rate has declined sharply over the past five years. The policy guidelines issued by the National Health Commission on Tuesday urged both the central and provincial governments to increase spending on reproductive health and improve childcare services across the country.
The commission called for local governments to stress the need to “implement proactive fertility support measures”, including subsidies, tax exemptions and better health insurance, as well as providing education, housing and employment support for young families. Is.
All provinces should also ensure that they provide adequate nurseries for children aged two to three years by the end of the year to reduce the severe shortage of childcare services.
Women were asked to have more children
Wealthy Chinese cities are offering tax and housing credits, educational benefits and even cash incentives to encourage women to have more children, and the latest guidelines require all provinces to implement such measures. want to inspire.
China’s birth rate fell to 7.52 births per 1,000 people last year, a new record since 1949, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics. According to this, since the establishment of Communist China, this is the record of the lowest population. In China, many drastic steps were taken to rein in the growing population, after which the number of children started decreasing significantly. After the cultural change in China, people have become used to small families, due to which the number of children has decreased. Health officials warned earlier this month that China’s population would begin to decline by 2025. After this the government has lost its senses.