Let us put China’s population in perspective.

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According to Visual Capitalist, China’s current population remains massive, constituting almost 20% of the world’s total population.

Right now 71% of the Chinese population is between the ages of 15 and 65 years old, meaning that the labor supply is still immense.

The population of each of the regions:

  • Australia and New Zealand: 30.3 million,
  • Europe (excluding Russia): 601.7 million,
  • South America: 430.8 million,
  • The U.S. and Canada: 368.7 million,

Combined their population is 1.432 billion compared to China’s 1.439 billion. India is catching up, with a population of 1.38 billion. As a continent, Africa comes in close as well at 1.34 billion people.

In China, the fertility rate has been falling from over 6 births per woman in 1955 to 1.69 in 2020. Today, the median age in China is 38 years old, rising from 22 in 1955.

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