The number of babies born and had their names registered with public
security authorities on the Chinese mainland last year was about 10
million, a fall of about 15 percent compared with the previous year,
according to a report released by the Ministry of Public Security on
The number of newborn boys who had their names registered with public
security authorities last year was about 5.3 million, accounting for
52.7 percent of the total, while the number of girls was about 4.7
The total number of births last year has not been released yet, but
the number had been falling in recent years despite the implementation
of the universal second-child policy at the beginning of 2016.
In 2019, the total number of births on the Chinese mainland was about
14.7 million, compared with 15.2 million in the previous year,
according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics in
January last year.