“The population of China by the end of 2022 amounted to 1 billion 411 million 750 thousand people (excluding residents of Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, as well as foreigners), which is 850 thousand less compared to the end of 2021,” the report says.

It is noted that last year 9.56 million people were born in the country, 10.41 million people died.

On November 7, it was reported that the trade turnover between Russia and China in the first 10 months of 2022 grew by 33% and amounted to a record $153.938 billion.