Latest Demographics of the People's Republic of China Stories

2012-02-29 14:14:11

The number of people living in China's cities, which last year for the first time surpassed 50 percent of the national population, is considered a boon for the consumer goods market.

2011-02-28 11:15:00

Although an early estimate, final counts will be published in April when the Chinese government finishes tabulating data from the nation’s first full census in a decade.

2010-01-12 18:44:59

Unintentional suffocation of infants twice as common in rural areas.

2006-02-24 01:29:33

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's rapidly growing elderly population could surge as high as 430 million by 2051, when almost one in three citizens will be 60 or over, posing a grave challenge for already strained state social welfare and pension systems, Xinhua news agency said on Friday.

2005-12-25 23:00:17

BEIJING (Reuters) - A new Chinese law calls for prison terms of up to three years and fines for doctors and other health workers who assist in telling the gender of unborn babies, leading to abortions, state media said on Monday.

Word of the Day
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.