The National Bureau of Statistics recently highlighted some significant results from China’s 6th National Population Census which point to major structural changes in population trends with implications for the economy. These were: 1. The annual growth rate of China’s population has slowed remarkably in the past 10 years compared with the previous decade; 2. The [...]
On April 28, 2011, the National Bureau of Statistics hosted a press conference to release key figures from the 6th National Census. These figures have shocked all. How big is China’s population, precisely? As registered during the census, China’s population stood at 1,339,724,852, 7,390 or 5.84 per cent more than the figure recorded in the [...]
DOES China have enough people? The question might seem absurd. The country has long been famous both for having the world’s largest population and for having taken draconian measures to restrain its growth. Though many people, Chinese and outsiders alike, have looked aghast at the brutal and coercive excesses of the one-child policy, there has [...]
Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s visit to China generated many stories in the press. His trip did not appear to be centered on “business”, but was viewed as a “green journey” instead. His speech in China entitled “Bottleneck of Global Energy and Sustainable Development” was heavily focused on the green agenda. However, no one has [...]
The recently concluded 10th anniversary Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) was a notable landmark for the colloquium that has witnessed rapid growth in Asia since starting in 2001. The BFA has intensified the need for international and regional cooperation and the 2011 annual conference signals to the world a very fresh impetus about its inclusive [...]
Seen from an economic angle, China’s 12th Five-Year Plan follows the theme of structural adjustment and drives for two goals: sustainable economic growth and social equality, to be put in general terms. This is an orientation perfectly cutting into line with the current situation of the Chinese society. For years, China has been suffering from [...]
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