Shang­hai to limit pop­u­la­tion to 25m

The Guardian Weekly - - World roundup -

11 China’s fi­nan­cial hub of Shang­hai will limit its pop­u­la­tion to 25 mil­lion peo­ple by 2035 as part of a quest to man­age “big city dis­ease”, au­thor­i­ties have said.

The state coun­cil said the goal to con­trol the size of the city was part of Shang­hai’s master­plan for 2017-2035, which the gov­ern­ment body had ap­proved.

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