The Chinese government is expected to announce soon that the nation’s population has shrunk for the first time since the founding of the People’s Republic in 1949, according to a Financial Times report. According to the FT, the latest census numbers for the world’s most populous nation are expected to show a decline to less than 1.4 billion people, though it is unclear how much less. The figures were supposed to be released earlier this month but have been delayed, FT reported. …


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