[New Tang Dynasty News, Beijing time, November 20, 2023]Three years since the outbreak of the CCP virus, China’s population has declined significantly. Many major cities have introduced “preferential” policies in an attempt to grab the immigrant population. Qingdao, the largest city in Shandong Province, recently announced that Foreign renters can also settle in Qingdao, which has attracted attention.
Many places have implemented “renting and settling in” policies to attract migrant populations
On November 7, the Qingdao Municipal Government’s official website issued a notice to further deepen the reform of the household registration system. Foreign residents who buy commercial and residential properties, as well as rent properties, can settle in Qingdao.
Qingdao is not the first city to “rent and settle down”. Previously, cities such as Jinan, Suzhou, Zibo, Zhengzhou, and Ningbo have launched this policy to attract more migrant populations. However, those who “rent and settle down” are generally “collective households”, and there are still some differences from “individual households”.
Since the outbreak of the CCP virus at the end of 2019, China’s population has declined significantly. According to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics of the Communist Party of China, the country’s population will be 1.41 billion at the end of 2022, a decrease of 850,000 people from the end of the previous year. The natural population growth rate is -0.60‰. This is the first time that China’s population has experienced negative growth since 1962.
However, the officially released population data has been seriously questioned by the outside world. Especially during the three-year epidemic, the number of people who died from the epidemic in China was a mystery, and the official suddenly stopped publishing the cremation data of all funeral homes. This unusual move caused an uproar from the outside world.
In July 2022, hackers invaded the Shanghai public security system and sold the obtained data publicly online. Data shows that China had only about 1 billion people at that time.
In January this year, Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong, revealed that the CCP has been covering up the epidemic, and 400 million people died in China in three years. This is consistent with the population data exposed by the Shanghai Public Security System. The Chinese Communist Party officials did not deny it or make any response.
Four first-tier cities experience negative population growth
In 2021, 13 provinces and cities in China will experience negative population growth, including Tianjin, Hebei, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Hubei, Hunan, Chongqing, and Sichuan.
In May this year, China’s four major first-tier cities – Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen – experienced negative population growth, sparking heated debate. Among them, Shenzhen experienced negative growth for the first time since its establishment. The city’s permanent population in Shenzhen in 2022 will be 17.6618 million, a decrease of 19,800 from 17.6816 million at the end of 2021.
The number of permanent residents in Beijing and Shanghai decreased by 43,000 and 135,400 respectively compared with the same period last year, and in Guangzhou it decreased by 76,500.
Beijing has experienced negative growth in its permanent population for six consecutive years, with the largest population decrease in 2022, reaching 43,000.
The Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta are facing population pressure
It’s not just first-tier cities that suffer from sluggish population growth. China’s most economically developed Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta are also facing population pressure. In 2022, the population of the nine cities in the Pearl River Delta, except Zhuhai, will all show negative growth. Among them, Dongguan, known as the “World Factory”, has seen a population decrease of nearly 100,000.
Except for Hangzhou and Hefei, the population growth of other cities in the Yangtze River Delta in 2022 will be less than 100,000.
The increase in the permanent population of the Yangtze River Delta in 2022 will fall below 1 million for the first time in ten years, with an increase of only 474,600.
After a decrease of 298,400 people in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei in 2021, the scale of population loss will further expand in 2022, reaching 423,000. Among them, Tianjin has had a net population decrease of 100,000 for two consecutive years.
After Hebei lost 158,400 people in 2021, the loss will reach 280,000 in 2022.
50 kindergartens in China’s most populous county closed
As the population shrinks, more and more kindergartens are closing. In 2022, the total number of kindergartens nationwide will decrease by 5,610 compared with 2021.
On November 19, news of the closure of 50 private kindergartens in Linquan County, Fuyang City, Anhui Province, China’s largest populous county, became a hot search topic.
Linquan County has a registered population of 2.293 million in 2022. Data from February this year show that there are 58,243 children in kindergarten in the county in 2023, a decrease of 9.2% from the previous year. This is the fourth consecutive year of decrease, and the decline has sharply increased.
(Comprehensive reporting by reporter Luo Tingting/Editor in charge: Wen Hui)