Lucky enough to attend an exclusive private bankers conference today that opened up my eyes to some striking figures, including a forecast for China's population to be down to 130 million by Year 2300 (i.e. 10% of the current population). Seems like ages later, right?!
Just do a simple math: that's 287 years from now. Assuming the condition stays the same (just like the UN's scenario studies), to reach such target, a total of 1.17 billion people have to "go"; i.e. approx. 4.07 million each year!!
Now, let's see some statistics: The average death rate is 7.1 in every 1000 people; i.e. 9.23 million (source: Mundi Index). Much more than 4.07 million, right? Nah, mission is not completed!
The average birth rate is 12.1 in every 1000; i.e. 15.73 million. Despite the one-child policy, it still outnumbers the death rate.
In other words, the net population growth comes to 6.5 million!
Hey, but even without this growth, we have 4.07 million to kill already!! So, how many people......... :o
Bear in mind this is China ONLY! Let alone US and India, the other 2 countries in the top 3 population list.
From reading the "rumors" on the internet to witnessing these figures on a presentation slide and their publications, where shall we go forward from here? Earning as much money as quickly as we can? Planning a beautiful funeral? Or rearranging your life plan?