The population of China

Thepopulation of China

Learningobjectives

Theobjectives of the readings on the population of China intend toprovide knowledge about the population of the People’s Republic ofChina.

Analysefactors that lead to the population explosion of China. This includesfavourable aspects that led to high birth rates and low mortalityrates.

China’spolicies to control the population since the death of Mao Zedongincluding the 1976 policies the sought to control population growthas an official policy of the communist party (Tanner, 2009).

Therelationship between China’s huge population and the rapid economicgrowth it experienced recently. The relationship will be instrumentalin explaining how countries can take advantage of population growthto increase productivity and markets for local goods and services.

Itis fundamental to analyse the population distribution of China toascertain the portion of the population that is actively engaged inproduction (LaFleur 2010).

ComparingChina’s economic prospects with other countries with similarpopulation structures makes it possible to understand some of thepeculiar aspects of the Chinese people. It now the second largesteconomy in the world after all those population challenges.

DiscussionQuestions

Makeprojects on the possible population of China in the next quarter ofthe millennium and compare that with its past demographiccharacteristics.

Discussionquestions

    1. Is population growth an economic stimulator if matched with relevant economic policies?

    2. What were the motivating factors that prompted the Chinese Government to begin a population control program?

    3. How does the huge population become an advantage to China in terms of foreign direct investments?

    4. What were some of the significant social benefits that came with the vigorous birth control policies of the Chinese government?

    5. Is China’s population density and distribution favourable to resource endowment?

References

LaFleurR. (2010). China.ABC-CLIO

Tanner,M. (2009). China:A History.Hackett Publishing