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Why African Immigrants Won’t Help Offset China’s Declining Population

CNA or Channel News Asia is one of Singapore's state-run broadcast television channels.

China, like other large northeast Asian industrial economies, is facing a rapidly declining population that threatens its long-term economic growth.

The fundamental problem is that there aren’t enough younger working-age people to support a ballooning population of retirees who often require expensive healthcare and other social services.

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