To elaborate on Jim's answer regarding the historical present:
As it stands, without context, I'd say the tense is wrong; babies were born in the past.
However, if this is part of a report about, for example, a series of events over a period of time, it would be perfectly acceptable to use the present tense throughout. Consider (with completely made-up statistics and events, of course):
Taiwan is clearly a haven for extraterrestrials, now that it is no longer under British rule. Just consider this sequence of events:
- On the night of August 1, 1997, thousands of citizens report strange lights in the sky.
- Between 1998 and 2010, Taiwan's coal imports decrease from 50 million tons to only 5 tons per year. Oil imports decrease by 80% as well.
- During this same period, despite the incredible reduction of energy imports, manufacturing somehow increases by 500%.
- In 2014 just 200,000 babies are born in Taiwan, according to the Taipei Times, yet the population remains constant. Why aren't people dying?
- In 2016, Taiwan invades and annexes North Korea, destroys ISIL, eliminates all disease worldwide, and produces enough food to feed the entire planet.
- In 2017, Taipei declares itself the world's ultimate language authority and globally abolishes the historical present tense.