On Eid-al-Fitr, the celebratory conclusion of the Muslim holy month Ramadan, videos of dancing Uyghurs outside of a mosque in Kashgar demonstrated, perhaps counterintuitively, the extent of religious repression in the region....
by Joseph Brouwer | May 11, 2021
After a month of delay and speculation, China’s National Bureau of Statistics released the results of the 2020 census, including a total population figure of 1.41 billion—an increase of 72 million since the last census in 2010....
by John Chan | Apr 27, 2021
Updated at 21:21:47 PDT on Apr 27, 2021: This post has been updated to note doubts about the reportedly looming census figures. The latest Chinese census may reveal that China’s population has shrunk for the first time in...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 27, 2011
The Chinese census has been released, and the population now stands at 1.34 billion, many of whom no longer want to stay home and work on the farm. From Reuters: The census released on Thursday showed the population in China,...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 31, 2010
Globe and Mail reports on the massive effort to count all of China’s people, including the unregistered children born outside the family planning policy limits, transient migrant workers, and others who usually slip...
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 27, 2005
From The Financial Times: China has completed its first national economic census, an epic statistical survey involving 10m data collectors sent across the country to register large hubs of business not picked up in conventional reporting. The census should also help improve the quality of Chinese economic statistics which, after years of criticism and promises […]
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