life expectancy

Translation: My Hometown Survived the Pandemic

Even before the lifting of China’s long-standing “zero-COVID” policy in early December of last year, there were signs of a surge in Omicron cases nationwide. Since then, China has experienced a tsunami of infections—first in...

Coal Pollution May Cost Northern Chinese Billions of Years

Pollution from coal used for winter heating cuts individual life expectancies in northern China by more than five years relative to those in the south, according to a newly published study. The research comes on top of recent...

Nicholas Kristof: Where China Outpaces America

Nicholas Kristof writes in his New York Times column that the life expectancy for a child in Shanghai is now 82, whereas it is only 79 in the U.S.: The harsh repression in China these days rightly garners headlines, but health...

Amartya Sen: Quality of Life: India vs. China

In the New York Review of Books, Nobel Prize-winning Economist Amartya Sen looks at the rapid economic growth in India, which some say may surpass that of China, and discusses comparisons between India and China on basic...

China’s 60th Anniversary, By the Numbers

Fast Company created a graphic delineating the statistical differences in a number of areas between China in 1949 and in 2009: See the full version here.

Report: China’s life expectancy to jump – various

China Daily carries a summary of the Chinese Academy of Sciences‘ new “Outline for China’s Sustainable Development,” which predicts Chinese people will live to 85 on average by 2050 (roughly 13 years longer than they live now). According to the report, the average Chinese will also be in school for twice as long and spend […]

Xinhua: Citizens’ life expectancy reaches 79.87 years

From Xinhuanet: The average life expectancy of Beijing residents reached 79.87 years in 2004, compared with 79.62 years in 2003, according to the information center of the municipal center for disease control. Men’s average life expectancy is 78.24 years and the women’s is 81.51 years, said Xie Xueqin, director of the center, Thursday.



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