Threats, advantages in shrinking population


              A family carrying their luggage walks along a concourse at Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. A population that has crested and is slowly shrinking will pose new challenges for China's leaders, ranging from encouraging young people to start families, to persuading seniors to stay in the workforce longer and parents to allow their children to join the military. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
            
              A nurse takes care of a newborn baby in a maternity hospital in Fuyang in central China's Anhui province on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. A population that has crested and is gradually beginning to shrink will pose new challenges for Chinese leaders ranging from persuading seniors to stay in the workforce, to encouraging young people to start families and parents to allow their children to join the military. (Chinatopix via AP)
            
              A man pushes a child riding on a suitcase at Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. A population that has crested and is slowly shrinking will pose new challenges for China's leaders, ranging from encouraging young people to start families, to persuading seniors to stay in the workforce longer and parents to allow their children to join the military. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Threats, advantages in shrinking population