Eid Celebrations Underscore Religious Repression In Xinjiang

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....

Does China Have Enough People?

The Economist looks at new Chinese census data, and asks an unusual question: Does China have enough people? The question might seem absurd. The country has long been famous both for having the world’s largest population...

China Grows More Slowly to 1.34 Billion, Older and More Urban

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,...

China Population Growth Slows

Recent statistics show modest increases in the Chinese population since last year. From CBC News: The figure of 1.3410 billion, which is preliminary and based on a sample survey, shows China added about 6.3 million people last...

China Undertakes First National Census in 10 Years

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...

“Black Households” Turn White in Next Census

Southern People Weekly reports on China’s sixth population census, which will allow unregistered households to become registered. Translated by CDT: China’s sixth population census will go underway in the next 4...

Economic census reveals China’s hidden businesses – Richard McGregor

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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