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Chinese births hit lowest level in 58 years

Government says population topped 1.4bn in 2019 but social security risks loom

The Chinese government has abolished its long-standing one-child policy and now allows two children per couple. 

BEIJING -- The population of mainland China surpassed 1.4 billion in 2019, but the country also recorded its fewest births in 58 years, government data released on Friday shows.

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