China’s Biggest Problem Isn’t Lack of Babies

Alan Trapulionis
11 min readJul 26, 2022
Xi Jinping revived a cult of personality unseen since the days of Mao. Photo by Global Panorama via Flickr (Creative Commons 2.0)

There are two types of people when it comes to China: those who preach its imminent collapse, and those who preach its inevitable rise to global superpower.

Fortunately, both of these groups are wrong.

Rex Wang, a former Taiwan diplomat, falls into the first category. He wrote an entire book called “China Will Collapse In 2031.”