Caixin Global – Latest China News & Headlines

Home >


CX Tech is Caixin Global's real-time tech news portal, featuring 24-hour news, short-form analysis, and roundups from business and tech media in China.

Beijing’s Population Falls Further

By Tang Ziyi / Jan 23, 2019 05:36 PM / Society & Culture

In 2017, Beijing’s population declined for the first time in 20 years. New data show it fell even further last year.

The city’s permanent population — people who live there for more than six months — fell by 165,000 from 2017 to 2018, hitting 21.5 million, according to new data from the National Bureau of Statistics.

The fall from 2016 to 2017 was smaller — 22,000 people — but marked the first decline since 1997.

The capital has implemented strict measures to control its population — including evicting droves of migrant workers.

Related: Beijing’s Population: Better-Educated, Fewer Migrants, and Facing an Aging Crisis

Support independent journalism from China. Subscribe to Caixin Global starting at $0.99.

Share this article
Open WeChat and scan the QR code