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Population Decline

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Africa’s wildebeest: those that can’t migrate are becoming genetically weaker – new study

    By Joseph Ogutu, University of Hohenheim   Wildebeest – large African antelopes with distinctively curved horns – are famous for their great migrations on the grasslands of eastern and southern Africa. One hundred and fifty years ago, they migrated in huge numbers across the continent, in search of grazing and water and to find suitable areas for calving. Migration is crucial to sustain their large populations. But their […]

todayApril 15, 2024 23

Business / Economics

China’s population shrinks again and could more than halve – here’s what that means

    By Xiujian Peng, Victoria University China’s population has shrunk for the second year in a row. The National Bureau of Statistics reports just 9.02 million births in 2023 – only half as many as in 2017. Set alongside China’s 11.1 million deaths in 2023, up 500,000 on 2022, it means China’s population shrank 2.08 million in 2023 after falling 850,000 in 2022. That’s a loss of about 3 […]

todayJanuary 19, 2024 9


China’s population shrinks for a second year in a row

China's population fell in 2023 for the second year in a row – down by two million, as births and deaths continue to drop. The overall population fell in 2023 to 1.409 billion, down 2.08 million people from the previous year.  Although the economy grew last year slightly faster than the government's target. Here's Andrew Wood in Hong Kong.

todayJanuary 17, 2024 5