Hong Kong births sink to lowest in 56 years, experts predict dire impact on ageing society as kindergartens close

//Hong Kong births sink to lowest in 56 years, experts predict dire impact on ageing society as kindergartens close

Hong Kong births sink to lowest in 56 years, experts predict dire impact on ageing society as kindergartens close

The number of births in Hong Kong hit a record low last year, falling below 40,000 for the first time in more than five decades, with experts warning of wide-reaching implications for the city’s ageing population.They said the trend would result in shrinking enrolment at every level of education, eventually affecting manpower supply in future.The early education sector was already feeling the effects, with seven kindergartens closing by the end of the current academic year. A spokesman for the…

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