by Peter Zeihan on January 18, 2023
The latest batch of Chinese demographic data has set off ALL the alarm bells, and for good reason. With official figures putting the average birth rate at slightly over one birth per woman and the population peaking last year, the alarm bells should have been sounded years ago.
You haven’t even heard the worst part yet…all of that data is wrong…and the reality is far worse.
To put it nicely, China is screwed. The only thing that could save a country in this situation would be massive political or economic change…and not the kind of change that China has in store.
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