China’s census shows population growth slowed


Joggers run along the Bund across from the Lujiazui Financial District in Shanghai, China, on Saturday, April 10, 2021.

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BEIJING — China’s once-a-decade census showed that the national population of the mainland was 1.41 billion people as of Nov. 1, 2020.

The average annual growth rate was 0.53% over the past 10 years, according to the results of the seventh national census, released Tuesday.

That’s down from an average annual growth rate of 0.57% between 2000 and 2010.

The population survey, which was conducted late last year, was originally expected to be released in April.

In 2019, mainland China’s population rose by 4.67 million to just over 1.4…


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