China has 1,382,710,000 people

China has 1,382,710,000 people

At the end of 2016, China’s population was 1,382,710,000 people, an increase of 8,090,000 from 2015.  In 2016, 17,860,000 Chinese mainland babies were born, and 9,770,000 Chinese mainland people died.

A 2015 survey of the willingness to have a second child shows that 74.5% do not want a second child because of financial burden, 61.1% say having a second child is too exhausting physically, 60.5% say there is nobody to take care of a second child.  Another survey of 100,000 responses conducted on January 28 to February 2, 2016, of 23.1% men and 76.9% women shows that 24% say they do not have the physical strength to take care of a second child, 21.9% say their household financial situation does not allow them to have a second child, 15.3% say social welfare is deficient for having a second child, 10.4% say basic education is unsound for having a second child, 7.6% say public sanitation conditions are unsound to have a second child, 5.7% say the parents’ health condition does not allow them to have a second child, 1.9% say having a second child was opposed by other family members, 8.2% say having a second child will be detrimental to seeking employment of job advancement, 1% say having one child is just right, and 4% say “other”.

 

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Victor Chen, herbalist, alternative healthcare lecturer, Chinese affairs analyst, retired journalist
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