China's population would be 65 pc of India's by 2050 due to 'low fertility trap': Expert
BEIJING: A Chinese expert has called for an end to China's controversial family planning policy, claiming the world's second largest economy's population will be only 65 per cent of India's by 2050 due to the one child policy pursued by the government.
China ended its decades-old one child policy in 2016 and permitted couples to have two children as the population of elderly rose with declining numbers of young people.
China had more than 230.8 million people aged 60 or above at the end of 2016, 16.7 per cent of the country's total population, the Ministry of Civil Affairs had said in August 2017.
By international standards, a country or region is considered to be an "aging society" when the number of people aged 60 or above comprises at least 10 per cent of the total population.
ekdesi - USA - 10 hours ago -Follow
Remove the curbs on muslims and allow some from outside. Problem solved.
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proud Indian - UN - 17 hours ago
Nonsense report. Overpopulation is the number one culprit of all world problems. India may already have the largest population and is still growing fast. Indians are proud of it.