15 September 2011

Unauthorized births run counter to aims of world population day

BEIJING, July 8 (Xinhuanet) — The world’s population reached 5 billion on July 11, 1987, and the United Nations set that date as World Population Day. The theme of this year’s 21st World Population Day is “Everyone counts”, and the activities in China will focus on the 2010 population census and emphasize the right to life. It also aims to stress the importance of efficient population control by means of collecting and analyzing the latest data so as to make an impact on decision-making and improve people’s lives. The risks caused by over-population include a lack of living space, the shortage of jobs, sky-high housing prices, environmental deterioration and scarcity of energy and resources.
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