The Effects of Population Growth in China

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Thesis statement : Since the population has grown rapidly since in the past Fifty (5) years, how did the Chinese government deal with the population explosion in the past and how will they deal,with it in the future? Though China is the world's fifth-largest country in terms of area and the second largest country in Asia, it is the most populous country in the world. There is over one billion Chinese people which is 19 percent of the world's population and the population still keeps growing. From 2000 to 2010, Chinese population growth is about 6.2% and if we compared the population from 1960 with 2010, the population had grown more than 100%. While half of Chinese people live in the rural areas, the urban population is growing rapidly. In January 2012, urban population has exceeded the rural population for the first time. Now about 100 million rural people become migrant workers which move in and out the cities in search of work. This has caused many problems in China , since in the past and the present day, such as traffic jams in the city, pollution, and most importantly the shortage of food and shelter. This might affect the Chinese economic as well. China has 3.748 million square miles (or 9.707 million square kilometers). As a whole, China only has a population density of 139.6 people per square kilometer, or 363.3 people per square mile. Due to the large area of land, this results China to has a huge population. In 1911, Sun Yat-sen, the leader of the Nationalist Party, was a part of the revolution to overthrow the Qing Dynasty. The nationalist declared China a republic, and Sun Yat-sen became the country's first president. The nationalist had fought against many local warlords and they re... ... middle of paper ... ...leads some economic problems. The population will continue growing and will peak in 2030 and start to decrease in 2050. Works Cited Pam, and Max. Comparing Population of Countries. Lady Luck Enterprises, 1998-2014. Web. 14 Apr. 2014. Wong, Edward. "Most Chinese Cities Fail Minimum Air Quality Standards, Study Says." The New York Times. The New York Times, 27 Mar. 2014. Web. 10 Apr. 2014. Wong, Edward. "Most Chinese Cities Fail Minimum Air Quality Standards, Study Says." The New York Times. The New York Times, 27 Mar. 2014. Web. 10 Apr. 2014. WPR. "China Population 2014." - World Population Review. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Apr. 2014. Insane Traffic Jam in China Hits Day 9." The Daily Beast. Newsweek/Daily Beast, n.d. Web. 14 Apr. 2014. Latzko, Laura. "The Effects of Population Growth in China." EHow. Demand Media, 29 May 2009. Web. 14 Apr. 2014.
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