Demographics

China Records Lowest Birth Rate in Modern History in 2021

Data released by China’s National Bureau of Statistics on Monday showed births running only slightly ahead of deaths in 2021, providing further evidence that the Chinese population has stalled out at 1.413 billion and might already be declining – a fearsome prospect for an economic system designed on the assumption of stable or steadily-increasing population.

HUAINAN, CHINA - OCTOBER 01: Nurses take care of babies who were born on the National Day on October 1, 2017 in Huainan, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

China to Ban Pick-Up Artists

China’s state-run Global Times announced Tuesday that the Communist government will amend its Law on the Protection of Women’s Rights and Interests to “prohibit acts of mind control against women,” including “PUA (pick-up artist) moves.”

Young Asian man and woman drinking cocktails in a café at night.