Mar 22, 2023 08:21 PM

Beijing’s Deaths Outrun Births for First Time in Two Decades

What’s new: Beijing’s permanent resident population fell by 0.2% to 21.84 million in 2022 as deaths outpaced births in the Chinese capital for the first time since 2003, the local government said Tuesday.

The death rate rose 6.1% to 5.72 per 1,000 people last year, while the birth rate dropped around 11% to 5.67 per 1,000 people in 2022, according to an annual government report on Beijing’s economic and social development.

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