Chinese Baby Bonus May Delay India on Population Title: Chart

China may hold the global population title longer than expected if it goes ahead with a plan to pay families to have a second child. China’s population had been on track to be surpassed by India in 2022, when both nations were expected to have about 1.4 billion people, according to a UN report in July 2015, which revised the switch-over target forward. That was one of many revisions to this coming milestone over the years.

— With assistance by Lee J Miller, and Ken Wills

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