Statistics bureau offers no details, saying only that detailed data would be released in its coming once-a-decade census report
By Jonathan ChengUpdated April 29, 2021 4:43 am ET
BEIJING—China’s population increased in 2020, the nation’s statistics bureau said in a brief statement Thursday.
The National Bureau of Statistics didn’t elaborate, saying only that detailed data would be released in its coming census report, according to the one-sentence statement published on its website.
The release of the once-in-a-decade census results has been delayed for several weeks.
In recent years, economists have raised concerns over China’s rapidly aging population, which they warn could raise a variety of social issues and cloud the future for the world’s second-largest economy.