5 Million Chinese Women Reportedly Gone In 2021, Report Shows

(FreedomBeacon.com)- On Monday, the Chinese National Bureau of Statistics announced that the number of women of childbearing age, which is between the ages of 15 and 49, has decreased by some 5 million in the last year.

Ning Jizhe, the director of the statistics bureau, said that 2021 saw roughly 5 million fewer women between those ages than the previous year. The comment was made at a press conference held on January 17.

Ning also expanded on the issue, explaining how the decrease in the number of childbearing women was the primary reason why the country saw a dramatically reduced number of newborn children that same year.

Other factors were cited, however, including delayed marriage as well as Chinese couples choosing to hold off on having children until the pandemic is officially over.

It’s a disturbing figure because China has long had a problem with its citizens having female children. Under the One-Child policy, which ended in 2015, Chinese couples were only permitted to have one child. It was an effort to control the nation’s rapidly growing population, but it sadly resulted in many deaths of baby girls who were abandoned and killed by their families so that they could try again and have a male child.

The NBS recorded 10.62 million new births in the country in 2021, which was less than the 10.14 million people who were reported to have died in that same year. And given how China’s data typically isn’t reliable, it could be dramatically lower than the true number of deaths. After all, China doesn’t want the rest of the world to know just how many people had COVID-19…let alone how many people died from it.

The figures represent the lowest birth rate in China in 61 years.