Christopher Bodeen

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China population growth continued to slow in 2018

Asia Pacific Jan 21, 2019

China population growth continued to slow in 2018

China's population growth rate continued to slow in 2018, spelling possible trouble ahead as a swelling number of retirees pushes up against a shrinking labor pool. Numbers released Monday by the National Bureau of Statistics put the population at 1.395 billion in 2018. That marked a ...

China's legislature has become a venue for the super-rich

World Mar 6, 2016

China's legislature has become a venue for the super-rich

China's take on parliamentary democracy kicked off its annual session Saturday to address national priorities at a time of slowing economic growth. Unlike legislatures elsewhere, China's does little in the way of legislating, is carefully stage-managed and allows no foreign leader to address it. But ...