Babies hold Chinese flags in their strollers in Beijing, Oct 1, 2019, as China celebrates 70 years of Communist Party rule. The number of babies born in China last year fell to a nearly six-decade low, exacerbating a looming demographic crisis that is set to reshape the world’s most populous nation and threaten its economic vitality. The New York Times

China’s birthrate hits historic low

In a country where older adults rely heavily on their families, the continuing drop in births could have a seismic effect in the decades to come