China tops 1.34b peo­ple

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

CHINA says its pop­u­la­tion grew to more than 1.34 bil­lion peo­ple last year. The fig­ure marks a rise from 2000’ s tally of 1.295 bil­lion peo­ple, which failed to count mi­grant work­ers liv­ing in cities for less than six months. In the 10 years since, there has been an ex­ten­sive shift in the pop­u­la­tion base as tens of mil­lions of mi­grant work­ers have poured into ur­ban ar­eas look­ing for work. The fig­ure was drawn from a once-a-decade cen­sus con­ducted over 10 days at the be­gin­ning of Novem­ber in­volv­ing six mil­lion work­ers.

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