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China's population headed for transition

(People's Daily)

15:06, October 10, 2011

Edited and Translated by Ma Xi, People's Daily Online

China is entering a new era of demographic transition, said Zhang Weiqing, the president of the China Population Association at an event marking the association's 30th anniversary in Beijing on Oct. 8.

He said rapid demographic transition and the unbalanced transformation will result in some problems, and the population landscape will be more complicated in future.

Currently, the natural growth rate of the population in China is under 6 percent, and its birth rate approaches that of developed countries, meaning China is advanced among the developing countries in terms of demographic development.

The China Population Association, founded in 1981, is a mass academic organization in the field of Chinese demographics. Its academic research and exchanges play an important role in China's population development.


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