China By Brogan aylward

  • Total population: 1 386 908 664
  • Birth Rate: 13.3
  • Death Rate: 7.7
  • Natural Increase Rate: 5.43
  • Immigration Rate: -0.27
  • Emigration Rate: -1.6
  • Net Migration Rate: -1.33
China Population Pyramid 1970
China Population Pyramid: Present
China Population Pyramid: 2050

“The work force shrinkage happened faster than anticipated. The one-child policy sharply accelerated a drop in fertility. China’s massive 800-million-person work force—larger than Europe’s population—started to contract in 2012 and will continue doing so for years to come, driving up wages and contributing to global inflationary pressures.” -Mei Fong, One Child: The Story of China's Most Radical Experiment

in 2007, 36% of China's population was subject to a strict one-child restriction, with an additional 53% being allowed to have a second child if the first child was a girl. Provincial governments imposed fines for violations, and the local and national governments created commissions to raise awareness and carry out registration and inspection work.

Total Population Change

China has a generally poor standard of living due to the sub-par economic policies put in place by the communist government in the 1940's-70's. This standard of living caused the population to rise real fast and real high. Similar to many periphery countries, worse living conditions cause more children.The poor living standards allow factories to pay workers less, and makes products cheaper. Which causes overseas manufacturers to outsource jobs to China. Many United States manufacturers make use of this. So in a way they sort of support their own Economy by being poor and having a great numbers.

"The Forbidden City" Beijing, China

In the 1900’s Beijing was a small city with not a whole lot going on, but around the time of the Olympic games a lot of money came in to the city, putting in clubs, restaurants, hotels, tourist attractions, and more. Causing more and more money to come in. Therefore, Beijing is a city that falls within the New Core on the Core model, due to its rise to popularity..

Beijing Population Change
Beijing 1970

Beijing's Population in 1970 was 8 million

Great Wall of China, 2016

Beijing's Population in 2016 was 21.5 million

Beijing's Population in 2050 is projected to be 16 million from Hoornweg & Pope's GCIF Working Paper No. 4: Population predictions of the 101 largest cities in the 21st century. This could largely be due to the dropping fertility rate in China itself.


Beijing's layout is sporadic, confusing, and crowded. Areas are often filled with traffic and littered with people.


Beijing's challenged are rooted deeply in its expansion. Beijing is extremely crowded and over populated, making for awful traffic and poorer overall living conditions. Beijing is also extremely polluted, with thick smog often rolling in and covering some parts of the city. The smog has been known to close schools and worry farmers about lack of sunlight.

The financial situation in China was somewhat discussed earlier. Basically the economy is supported by selling cheap products to foreign countries. They are able to save money in labour because the Chinese citizens work for cheap due to their poor living conditions. The government seems to care less about the citizens and more about the economy. They have very few poverty reduction plans in action. As long as they exist in the upper class they don't care.



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