For the first time in the history of China, the number of people living in towns and cities exceeded the number of people living in the agricultural region, announced by the National Bureau of Statistics on January 17, 2012.
- 1.35 billion is the official population of China in the year 2011 as reported by the national census in April 2011.
- 690.8 million or 51.3 percent of the population are now living in towns and cities.
- 122.9 million are over the age of 65 - nearly the same as the entire 2011 population of Japan.
- Another 100 million farmers are expected to move into towns and cities by year 2020, reported the Chinese government in 2011.
- The government expects within 20 years, 75 percent of China's population to live in towns and cities.
Majority Of Chinese Now Live In Cities (The New York Times, January 18, 2012)
Just imagine what would the health of this 75 percent population will be like then from exposure to indoor air pollution while living in towns and cities?
Now have we gotten your attention yet?
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