Although we are heading eventually towards convergence at the end of this century, our demographic destinies are currently diverging.
Despite official efforts to boost birthrates, China recorded 8.52 births per 1,000 people in 2020, a drop from the previous year's 10.41.
China's annual births have continued to plummet to a record low of 12 million in 2020 as the cost of living rises and women increasingly make their own family planning choices.
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