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Beijing population tops 21 million

English.news.cn   2014-01-23 17:13:20

Commuters wait to board a train of subway line 10 at the Guomao Station, in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 7, 2013.  (Xinhua/Wang Quanchao) 

BEIJING, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- Beijing's population reached 21.15 million at the end of last year, 2.2 percent up on 2012, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Statistics announced Thursday.

Permanent residents in the Chinese capital increased by 455,000 since the end of 2012.

Xia Qinfang, deputy head of the bureau, declared that Beijing's population includes 8.03 million migrants who have been in the city for over half a year.

Beijing's population has been growing more slowly since 2011, Xia said.


Beijing to "resolutely control" population growth

BEIJING, Dec. 23 (Xinhua) -- Curbing the explosive growth of its population will be a top priority for the Beijing municipal government, Mayor of the Chinese capital Wang Anshun has said.

"To resolutely control the population's excessive growth is the key to solving multiple problems, such as traffic and environmental problems," said Wang on Sunday at a session of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Beijing committee.  Full story

Beijing faces rapid aging population growth: report

BEIJING, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Beijing is faced with rapid growth in its elderly population, with 400 more people reaching the age of 60 every day, according to a report by the city government.

The capital will see an estimated increase of 100,000 senior citizens every year until 2020, which highlights the huge challenge in caring for the elderly, said Li Hongbing, deputy director of the municipal civil affairs bureau, during a press conference.  Full story

Editor: Zhu Ningzhu
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