ates has change上海后花园品茶微信d China’s population growth trajectory. As a result, China’s natural population growth

rate dropped below 1 percent in 1998, declining further to 0.381 percent in 2018 from a high of 2 percent in the 195

0s and 1960s. China’s demographic turnaround has also had a major impact on world population growth. In the early 195

0s, one out of every five persons in the world was a Chinese as was one out of every four newborns. But the ratio of Chin

a’s population to the world total had dropped to 18.9 percent by 2015 while that of newborns to 8.2 percent.

Besides, the quality of China’s population, reflected mainly in people’s phys

ical constitution and educational qualification, has greatly improved. According to the World Health O

rganization, Chinese people’s average healthy life expectancy at birth was 68.7 years in 2016.