According to official broadcaster CCTV, Western media reports about China’s population being surpassed by India purposefully overlook China’s progress and use the subject to “bad mouth” China and promote decoupling.
China’s growth was in “big trouble” in recent years, according to CCTV’s sternly worded analysis, and when China’s demographic dividend vanishes, it will shrink, and the global economy would also suffer.
“They lied all the way, while China developed all the way, pulling off a miracle of sustainable and steady economic growth with a huge population,”
According to figures made public by the UN on Wednesday, India will surpass China as the world’s most populated country by the middle of this year and will have over 3 million more people than its neighbor.
According to CCTV, the West simply associated population numbers with development accomplishments. “The United States is stepping up efforts to contain China’s development, advocate further decoupling, and found new hype points from the United Nations report,” CCTV stated.
Such exaggeration demonstrates an ignorance of the fundamentals of the law of population growth. The drop in the inclination to have children and the decline in the birth rate are common issues encountered by all of humanity today, according to CCTV, which added that Western industrialized nations typically experienced issues like a labor shortage.
China’s population dropped last year for the first time in six decades, a historic development that is predicted to start a protracted phase of population decline with significant effects for the country’s economy and the rest of the globe.
According to Wang Wenbin, a spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, population benefits rely not just on number but also on quality.
China has made aggressive steps to address population aging, Wang told reporters on Wednesday. “Population is important, but talents are also important,” Wang said.