Beijing Population Growth Slowing

Demographics in action: Growth of Beijing's Population Continues to Slow, Official Data Show
China's capital had 21.516 million permanent residents by the end of last year, 368,000 more than a year earlier, according to an annual report published by the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Statistics on February 12.
About 8.187 million people from outside Beijing live in the city, about 38 percent of the population.

Beijing's population growth has slowed since 2011, when it added 567,000. It added 507,000 in 2012 and 455,000 in 2013, previous reports said. Fewer people from outside the capital also arrived in those years.

The capital had 20.693 million residents at the end of 2012, and 21.148 million at the end of 2013.

The decline is due to measures by the central and local governments to curb population growth in large cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, said Lu Jiehua, a professor of sociology at Peking University.

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