An elderly man from the countryside walks in a street in the Sichuan province, with his granddaughter on his back
China’s rural population may drop to 400 million from the current 900 million in the next three decades because of rising urbanization, a senior official has forecast. The rural population currently stands at 720 million, the latest population figures have shown. But the number does not include the 180 million rural residents who have left their hometowns to live in cities for more than half a year, Han Jun, a senior official at the State Council Development Research Center, was quoted as saying by Beijing News.
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