Headline: Reuters July 24, 2022 | China’s population expected to start to shrink before 2025
Excerpt: “China is battling to reverse a rapid shrinkage in natural population growth as many young people opt not to have children due to factors including the high cost and work pressure.
China’s population is expected to start to shrink in 2021-2025, the Global Times said, citing Yang Wenzhuang, head of population and family affairs at the National Health Commission.
A change in China’s laws last year to allow women to have three children has not helped, with many women saying the change comes too late and they have insufficient job security and gender equality.” Read more
Excerpt: “China this century is on track to experience history’s most dramatic demographic collapse in the absence of war or disease.
Today, the country has a population more than four times larger than America’s. By 2100, the U.S. will probably have more people than China.” Read more
Demography is the science of vital and social statistics of populations.
Why would any population decline in peacetime? A simple but obvious answer: low birth rate.
Gordon Chang is the foremost expert on China. I accept his prognostication on the demise of communist China. He first predicted the demise to happen in 2011, then in 2012. His timing has not been proven, so he is definitely not a prophet. Mr. Chang is absolutely correct about the collapse of the country because of the low birth rate now below 1.7 per female reaching child-bearing age. The replacement rate in general for any society is 2.1.
Why is China dying and could it happen to America?
God’s first commandment to all mankind was recorded in Genesis chapter 9, verses 1 through 8, inclusive: “be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it.”
Some demographers attribute the low birth rate in America to various factors: delayed births of children, working women, etc. Let’s consider other factors. Abortions, for one.
Since the infamous Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, there have been approximately 64,298,896 abortions of unborn children as of 8:35 am on July 25, 2022, according to the Abortion Clock website.
Excerpt: “The Great Recession disrupted a stable period in birth rates. For the almost three decades between 1980 and 2007, the U.S. birth rate hovered between 65 and 70 births per 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44. The birth rate followed a predictable pro-cyclical pattern, falling during economic downturns and recovering when the economy improves. But something changed around the time of the Great Recession; the birth rate fell precipitously, and it did not recover when the economy improved.” Read more
The National Institute of Health begrudgingly reveals how ‘legalized’ abortion has affected our nation’s population. I quote: “A complete re-criminalization of abortion nationwide could result in 440,000 additional births per year.” Children killed in the womb do not count as births in America.
Homosexuality has been augmented by corrupted public-school educators and ‘woke’ university and college professors who normalize same-sex attraction. Naturally, homosexuals do not procreate.
How will the Biden-Democrat flood of illegal aliens affect the U.S. population? Don’t expect any change in the declining birth rate. Immigrants tend to adopt American customs and mores.
I am pleased to report on how the overturning of the unconstitutional Roe v. Wade opinion will at least stabilize the population if we successfully avoid or prevent World War III.