Demographics

Historic European City Antwerp Now Majority-Minority

Antwerp will soon be “lost” to the hope of any future conservative government, local media said as data showed only a quarter of the city’s young children are Belgian natives, and studies revealed migrant background voters overwhelmingly supporting left-wing parties.

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China Freezes Couple’s Bank Account as Punishment for Illegal Third Child

China’s authoritarian government has been sending mixed signals about population control to the populace. On one hand, the government admits it faces a demographic crisis that can only be solved by increased fertility rates and large families, sending signals to the public that having two or three children is now their patriotic duty. On the other hand, a couple from the eastern province of Shandong is suffering steep fines and persecution for the crime of birthing a third child.

China seems to be preparing to scrap its curbs on family size

China Anticipates Population Decline by 2030

China’s effort to perform a U-turn on its notorious population control policies and stave off demographic collapse continued this week with a new report warning of negative population growth by 2030 unless Chinese couples begin having the children they would have been arrested for conceiving just a few years ago.

China's battle with smog began on Tuesday in cities in the North, including Beijing. File Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI

Report: One in Five Austrian Residents Born Overseas

A study released by the Austrian Integration Fund has revealed that as many as 20 per cent of Austria’s residents were born overseas and more than half of them come from non-EU countries.

VIENNA, AUSTRIA - DECEMBER 05: The entrance to the Hofburg, a section of the President of Vienna is seen during sunset on December 5, 2016 in Vienna, Austria. The town of Vienna is the federal capital of Austria as well as one of the nine federal states, the city has …