population

New Realities Drive Population Policy

The State Council has announced that health and family planning as well as food and drug safety is undergoing reorganization in order to increase efficiency. According to The South China Morning Post, the Population and Family...

Shrinking Workforce Underlies Family Planning Issues

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...

Two-Child Policy?

The former head of China’s National Population and Family Planning Commission suggests that the government is considering a relaxation of its one-child policy in the face of an ageing population. From Reuters: Proposed...

Most Chinese Are Now Urban Dwellers

For the first time in its history, China now has a population that is predominately urban. The Wall Street Journal reports: The historic milestone spotlights a trend that China’s government says will be a key driver of...

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,...

World’s Most Typical Person: Han Chinese Man

National Geographic’s new series, “Seven Billion”, attempts to analyze the world’s population of seven billion people.  According to it, the most typical person in the world is a Han-Chinese male. From...

The Economist Compares Provinces with Countries

At The Economist, an interactive map matches China’s provinces and municipalities with different countries by GDP, GDP per capita, population and exports. China is now the world’s second-biggest economy, but some of its...

17 Facts About China That Will Blow Your Mind

Business Insider has posted 17 facts about China “that will blow your mind”: The speed and size of economic development going in China right now has never happened before. In just ten years, a small emerging market...

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...

China’s Elderly Will Overwhelm The Nation

From Los Angeles Times: For three decades China’s one-child policy helped power this nation’s economic rise. With fewer mouths to feed, families saved. Poverty fell. Living standards improved. But a social experiment...

China Prepares for Urban Revolution

BusinessWeek reports on the urbanization of China, and the benefits and problems that come along with it: The numbers are overwhelming: Over the next 17 years, 350 million rural residents (more than the entire U.S. population...

Aging Chinese Population Spells A Future Housing Bust

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...

Food Security: Moving Towards the Precipice?

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...

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