Has China Overtaken U.S. in Life Expectancy for First Time?

Posted on AllSides September 12th, 2022
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Provisional data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month showed a decline in U.S. life expectancy for the third year in a row.

That update came just weeks after China's national health authority reported a year-on-year increase in the same data point for its own population.

A tweet carrying a graph of the data suggesting China now leads the U.S. on this metric has gone viral with tens of thousands of likes.

In the Twitter post, Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group think tank, wrote: "china passes united...

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