China's Population 'Aging Worse' According To 10 Year Census

05/06/2011 03:04 pm ET | Updated Jul 06, 2011
  • Yi Fuxien Economic Observer/Worldcrunch

China's just released 10-year census shows the country's population total at 1.3397 billion people. Compared with the last census conducted in 2000, the 2010 numbers show that the population grew by 73.9 million people, an average growth rate of 0.57%, which is a 0.5% drop in growth from the previous 10-year period.

The fact that the population's average growth rate has dropped by almost half over the past decade would in itself be shocking. But a closer look at the numbers raises doubts as to whether China really does have 1.3397 billion inhabitants.

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