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Living in China: Economy threatened by aging demographic

The emergence of negative growth in the total working-age population, which some demographers predict will happen as early as 2013, is likely to contribute to slower economic growth and higher inflation, according to analysts […]

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Living in China: Shanghai’s population reaches 22 million

Shanghai had 22.21 million residents by the end of 2010 – 14.12 million with registered residency and 8.3 million migrants who lived in the city for more than six months […]

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Living in China: Shanghai encourages couples to have second child

Shanghai Population and Family Planning Commission is launching a campaign to encourage eligible couples to give birth to a second child as concerns mount over a rapidly aging population […]

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Living in China: Shanghai home to 23 million by 2020

Shanghai’s population is expected to grow to 19.5 million in 2010, about 3 percent more than last year. And by 2020, the city’s total should hit 23 million, due to an increase in births, a large influx of new residents and longer life expectancies, according to a conference recently held by the Shanghai Population and Family Planning Commission […]

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Living in China: Shanghai has age-old problem

About a third of Shanghai’s population with local residency would be aged 60 or above in 2020, while families in the city were getting smaller and with fewer children, the Shanghai Population and Family Planning Commission said recently. Shanghai is China’s most populous city, with 18.58 million residents in 2007. There were 6.6 million migrants in the city, including the 4.99 million staying in the city for more than six months…

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Living in China: Shanghai’s Rising Population Challenge

The increasing population of Shanghai is the biggest challenge for the city’s management and the government should launch effective strategies to deal with it, experts at an urban forum said before the World Population Day. There were 13.34 million residents in 1990 and the figure climbed to 18.58 million last year. The average annual population increase over the 17 years was 300,000…

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Beijing’s Migrant Population Swelling

Nearly one out of three people in Beijing belongs to the mobile population, according to the capital’s population and family planning commission. The municipality’s mobile population reached 5.4 million in October, accounting for nearly 30 percent of the total, according to a recent report by the commission’s deputy director, Li Yunli

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Shanghai’s Population 18.45 million and still growing

Shanghai’s permanent population is expected to hit 18.45 million by the end of the year, the Shanghai Population and Family Planning Commission said in a briefing to consulates in the city recently. The figure is 300,000 more than last year and 670,000 more than 2005…