China’s population growth and uneven distribution span two periods. From 1949 to 1970, the population growth was dispersed evenly but from 1970 to 1990, the population disparity increased and concentrated in the east of China.
Factors that influenced the China population growth are:
Other interesting facts are:
China population growth increases by almost 13 million people. This growth rate surpasses the total population of countries like Cambodia, Ecuador and Belgium. The efforts to control the fertility behavior of its people have improved population control in China.
China Population Growth: Main Chinese Provinces
The following China population growth data pertains to its major provinces:
Sichuan 87,250,000 (2007 figures)
Henan 98,690,000 (2007 figures)
Shandong 94,000,000 (2008 figures)
Jiangsu 75,495,000 (2006 figures)
Hebei 70,000,000 (2009 figures)
China population growth is unbalanced but its rigid one-child policy marked a period of stringent penalties, forced abortions and infanticide. Till 2000, this policy is estimated to have prevented over 250 million births. However, this policy resulted in gender imbalance due to female infanticides.
China population growth chart as indicated by ChinaToday.com: