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Taiwan population declines to 23.19 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s population numbered 23.19 million in May, down from 23.49 million in the same month last year, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) said Friday (June 10). The ...

Motherhood deferred: US median age for giving birth hits 30

For Allyson Jacobs, life in her 20s and 30s was about focusing on her career in health care and enjoying the social scene in New York City. It wasn't until she turned 40 that she and her husband start...

Taiwan population declines to 23.26 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s population numbered 23.26 million in March, down from 23.52 million the same month last year, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) said Friday (April 8). In on...

Miami’s crypto craze on full display at bitcoin conference

Thousands of cryptocurrency enthusiasts are gathering in Miami as the city builds its reputation as one of the key locations to develop the blockchain technology despite its underdog status. ...

Taipei City population falls below 2.5 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The population of Taipei City dipped below 2.5 million at the end of March, the capital’s Department of Civil Affairs announced Friday (April 1). The city lost 14...

Mayor Ko attributes Taipei’s population decline to pandemic, high housing prices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said in an online TV interview that aired Monday (March 7) that the city’s population will fall below 2.5 million by the end of March, a...

Taiwan's population shrank in 2021 with record-low births, marriages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's population shrank again last year with record-low births and marriages, an increased mortality rate, and an exodus of 1 million people moving overseas. On ...

Bulgarian sees its population decline by 11.5% in a decade

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s population has declined by 11.5% in the past decade, according to first results from the 2021 census. The National Statistical Institute said that ...

What's behind South Korea's population decline?

South Korea has been locked in an invisible fight for its future for decades — against a declining population. Government statistics released in early December appear to show Asia's fourth-l...

LA, San Francisco Bay Area lost residents during pandemic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area both lost population during the pandemic, according to new data released Friday as the nation's most populous state posted just its...

China guilty of genocide in Xinjiang: Independent tribunal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese government is guilty of genocide, the independent Uyghur Tribunal has determined, a year on since it was formed. The judgment was delivered in London at 9 a...

China plans to reduce abortions as it tries to spark baby boom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese authorities have announced cuts to the number of abortions performed for "non-medical purposes" as the country seeks to boost its birth rate. Chin...

The AP Interview: Hungary committed to contentious LGBT law

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The right-wing populist government in Hungary is attracting conservative thinkers from the United States who admire its approaches to migration, LGBT issues and national sovereig...

Taiwan sees its first-ever decline in working-age population

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the aging of its population, Taiwan saw the number of working-age citizens decline for the first time in 2020, reports said Wednesday (Sept. 1). Census figures sho...

Venice avoids designation as UNESCO heritage site in danger

MILAN (AP) — Venice and its lagoon environment avoided placement on UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites in danger Thursday following Italy’s ban on massive cruise ships traveling through the city's ...