Beijing Population Passes 17 Million – AP

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’s Ministry of Public Security released figures yesterday showing the capital’s population is nearing 18 million. From AP via the International Herald Tribune:

The population rise is straining the city’s natural resources and environment, with Beijing long having passed the self-sufficiency mark of 14 million, the report said.

It said the population included 12.04 million permanent residents holding Beijing “hukou,” or household registration certificates, along with 5.1 million , citing figures released by the Public Security Ministry at a workshop Monday on the country’s managing of the migrant population. [Full Text]

[Image: Commuters cram a subway car in Beijing, by juicyrai via Flickr.]



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