On Friday, Beijing released the 20-page, 60-point ‘CCP Central Committee Resolution...
by Scott Greene | Jan 22, 2013
China’s National Bureau of Statistics announced last Friday that the working age population decreased by 3.45 million in 2012, according to The People’s Daily: It is first time the country has recorded an absolute...
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 30, 2008
Predicting the post-Olympics housing market for the immediate future would be difficult. But in the long-term, when China faces an aging population, the housing boom now may seem like a golden time. Translated by CDT from...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 4, 2008
Economic Observer interviews food expert Paul Ehrlich about food security in China (thanks to China Law Blog for the link): The pressure of rising food prices has afflicted not only China, but reflected a greater global trend...
by Sophia Cao | Dec 28, 2007
Xinyu Mei says that China should seriously consider moving its water-poor and overpopulated capital, from China Dialogue: …Retaining Beijing as the capital continues to present problems. A city of 20 million people located in such a water-poor area raises concerns. Should the authorities not consider the capacity of the environment? Can we really afford the […]
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 18, 2007
From China Daily: The country faces unprecedented challenges in economic and social spheres as a result of a fast expanding aging population, top officials warned Monday. With two working people for every retiree between 2030 and 2050, the country is expected to see the end of a decades-long advantage it enjoyed with a low-cost labor […]
by Sophia Cao | Dec 10, 2007
From Xinhua: Beijing’s population is expected to top 19.5 million by 2015 and climb to 21.4 million by 2020, according to a research report released on weekend. The figure is much more than the city’s target of 18 million for 2020, according to the Strategic Report on Population of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei,” released at […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – US sharply criticises China in annual human rights review, the Biden administration’s first public assessment of Beijing’s record
- New York Times – How China’s Outrage Machine Kicked Up a Storm Over H&M
- HRW – People in China Left Wondering, ‘What Happened in Xinjiang?’
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China