Chinese share of global population today is lower than ever. China used to be 1/3 of the entire human population in the Ming Dynasty. Today? Not even 20%.
The sobering figure is that Chinese babies make up only ~7% share of total births today and it is still falling. It's going to fall to <5% in the coming decades and continue to fall further in the foreseeable future.
Mainland China’s population increased to 1.4126 billion last year, while Chinese mothers gave birth to 10.62 million babies, marking an 11.5 per cent decline from 2020, data released on Monday showed.