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Beijing’s population fell for the first time in 2 decades

22 12 5

FOR the first time in 20 years, the Chinese capital of Beijing’s population has dropped, according to official data.

The Standing Committee of Beijing Municipal People’s Congress said the number of Beijing’s permanent residents stood at 21.707 million in 2017, which was 22,000 fewer than the number in 2016, Xinhua reported.

The committee had reviewed another report which found the number of permanent residents in the city’s six urban districts continue to decrease.

In the past three years, Beijing’s permanent residents declined by 740,000 permanent residents in the six districts, down three percent in 2016 and 2017, the report said.

The falling number of residents falls in line with........

© Asian Correspondent