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Taiwan's falling birthrate 'threatens its economic security'

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:16 am
by wjfox
Taiwan's falling birthrate 'threatens its economic security'

World's lowest fertility rate set to cause permanent population decline

July 18, 2021 08:00 JST

[...] Taiwan has hovered around the bottom of the global fertility league for years. In April, it ranked last among 227 countries and regions surveyed by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, with just 1.07 births per woman -- far below the rate of 2.1 needed to maintain its 23.5 million population.

Worse, negative population growth will be permanent, according to the National Development Council, Taiwan's national policy-planning agency. The NDC forecasts that Taiwan will become "superaged" in 2025, with more than 20% of its population over 65 years old, rising to 30% in 2040. Meanwhile, the population will plummet to less than 20 million in 2052, with births falling to less than 100,000 in 2054.

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Re: Taiwan's falling birthrate 'threatens its economic security'

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:25 pm
by caltrek
Yet another case where the folks that think there is such a demographic crisis looming need to get together with the folks that think that robots will take all of the jobs away. An agreement would be nice.

Re: Taiwan's falling birthrate 'threatens its economic security'

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:46 pm
by Redspector
wjfox wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:16 am Taiwan's falling birthrate 'threatens its economic security'

World's lowest fertility rate set to cause permanent population decline

July 18, 2021 08:00 JST

[...] Taiwan has hovered around the bottom of the global fertility league for years. In April, it ranked last among 227 countries and regions surveyed by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, with just 1.07 births per woman -- far below the rate of 2.1 needed to maintain its 23.5 million population.

Worse, negative population growth will be permanent, according to the National Development Council, Taiwan's national policy-planning agency. The NDC forecasts that Taiwan will become "superaged" in 2025, with more than 20% of its population over 65 years old, rising to 30% in 2040. Meanwhile, the population will plummet to less than 20 million in 2052, with births falling to less than 100,000 in 2054.

https://asia.nikkei.com/Life-Arts/Life/ ... -security2
>Taiwan's economic security is threatened
>I believe China would lose against taiwan despite having 60x less people, 200x less manufacturing capacity and having a all volunteer army that can even be fully staffed during the apex of Taiwan's independence struggle.
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