China’s census is key to gauging changes in the size and diversity of the population. Photo: AP China’s census is key to gauging changes in the size and diversity of the population. Photo: AP
China’s census is key to gauging changes in the size and diversity of the population. Photo: AP

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What is China’s census, and why is it important?

  • China will conduct its seventh national population census starting on November 1
  • Held once a decade, it will be crucial to future economic and social planning

Topic |   China's population
China’s census is key to gauging changes in the size and diversity of the population. Photo: AP China’s census is key to gauging changes in the size and diversity of the population. Photo: AP
China’s census is key to gauging changes in the size and diversity of the population. Photo: AP
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