According to Guangdong’s official statistics, its residential population grew by 6.72 million from 2015-19, and now it wants to add 1 million more residents a year through 2035. Photo: AFP According to Guangdong’s official statistics, its residential population grew by 6.72 million from 2015-19, and now it wants to add 1 million more residents a year through 2035. Photo: AFP
According to Guangdong’s official statistics, its residential population grew by 6.72 million from 2015-19, and now it wants to add 1 million more residents a year through 2035. Photo: AFP

China population: economic powerhouse Guangdong aims to add 1 million residents a year, even as birth rate keeps falling

  • At least one demographer says the goal of adding roughly 15 million people by 2035 is far too ambitious
  • According to Guangdong’s official statistics, its residential population grew by 6.72 million from 2015-19, thanks to large inflows of migrants from across the country

Topic |   China's population
According to Guangdong’s official statistics, its residential population grew by 6.72 million from 2015-19, and now it wants to add 1 million more residents a year through 2035. Photo: AFP According to Guangdong’s official statistics, its residential population grew by 6.72 million from 2015-19, and now it wants to add 1 million more residents a year through 2035. Photo: AFP
According to Guangdong’s official statistics, its residential population grew by 6.72 million from 2015-19, and now it wants to add 1 million more residents a year through 2035. Photo: AFP
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