|7 Billionth Baby Born in Philippines|
The Philippines greeted with excitement one of the symbolic 7 billionth babies in the world shortly after midnight Sunday in a hospital in Manila, local media reported Monday.
| UNFPA Calls for Global Action as World Population to Hit 7 Bln|
With the world population projected to reach 7 billion in five days, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said in a new report on Wednesday that the milestone is a global call to action towards a future to a path to development that is environmentally sustainable and one where opportunities exist for both men and women.
| Beijing Starts Population Management Pilot Scheme|
Beijing's Municipal Public Security Bureau has launched a pilot program for population management in Changping District and selected residential spots over the course of the next three months.
| China to Keep Birth Rate Low: President|
China will stick to and improve its current family planning policy and maintain a low birth rate, President Hu Jintao has said.
| Floating Population to Enjoy Same Benefits as Beijing Residents|
The floating population in eastern Beijing's Dongcheng District will enjoy the same benefits as citizens with employment opportunities, social security, children's education, medical care and registration management, "Beijing News" reports.
| China's Population Policy Draws Wide Praise|
Demographers and scholars worldwide have spoken highly of China's family-planning policy over the past 30 years and more, saying it has helped lower the world population growth.
| High Population Density Triggers Cultural Explosions|
Increasing population density, rather than boosts in human brain power, appears to have catalyzed the emergence of modern human behavior, according to a new study by University College London (UCL) scientists published online on Thursday in the journal Science.
Year Population (in billions)
China (according to six national population censuses)
1953 602 million
1964 723 million
1982 1.03 billion
1990 1.16 billion
2000 1.29 billion
2010 1.37 billion