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China's 'unusual' demographic challenge

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China's census shows its population grew to 1.34 billion people by 2010, with a sharp rise in those over 60.

Nearly half of all Chinese now live in cities and people over the age of 60 now account for 13.3% of the population, up nearly 3% since 2000.

Beijing correspondent Damian Grammaticas reports from Beijing on the "significant slow-down" in the fertility rate.

Dr Linda Yueh of Oxford University and the economics correspondent for Bloomberg TV, explains what the census results show.


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