China’s ‘Last Generation’: 85% Not Marrying, 60% Not Procreating

China’s ‘Last Generation’: 85% Not Marrying, 60% Not Procreating

China’s ‘Last Generation’: 85% Not Marrying, 60% Not Procreating

The young people in China are increasingly defying the Communist Party. Among those born in the late 90s, half have already decided not to have children. In those born after the year 2000, there could be an astonishing 60-70% choosing not to have children. Among couples who registered their marriages last year, 40% do not intend to have children. As for the newborns last year, 40-45% were the second child of couples who already had one. As the post-2000 and post-2010 generations come of age, the low fertility level will be more pronounced, and the fertility rate could plummet.