|Overview||Our video series, “China in Perspective,” is designed to expose you to interesting and insightful information about contemporary China to better understand this complex and intriguing country of 1.4 billion people. This video is a primer for the series, providing a general overview of the demographic breakdown of the Chinese population, from wealth distribution to education, to social media and video game usage, and more!
This is a companion video to another video in our China in Perspective series, “A Tale of Two Countries,” which compares the demographics of the U.S. and China, the two biggest economies in the world. See it here.
00:11 Are All Chinese Communists?
00:22 Are All Chinese of the Same Ethnicity?
00:30 Gender Ratio & Age Group
00:45 Literacy Rate & Education Level
01:06 Labor Force
01:11 Annual Income & Wealth Distribution
01:32 Internet Connectivity
01:47 Smartphone Users & Video Game Market
|Publish Date||October 29, 2021|
At 54, China’s average retirement age is too low, Jun 26th 2021 edition, The Economist
100 years of the Chinese Communist Party | USC US China Institute 2021
Fostering Resilient Economies: Chapter 6 China’s Response to Its Aging Population (page 136-168), published 2014, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Is China’s population a cause for concern?, by Sidney Leng, May 22, 2021, China Macro Economy, South China Morning Post China’s population demographics and facts, May 14, 2021, South China Morning Post
Top Religion Population in China 1950-2150, Mar 23, 2020, by Data Player
China’s changing demographics, Aug 31, 2017, by 1990 Institute
China – changing of Population pyramid and demographics (1950-2100), September 23, 2019, by stats visual archives
SuperPower Country Comparison, Population pyramid of US vs China 1950-2100, August 16, 2019, by Roylab Stats
China’s population conundrum, with UNC demographer Yong Cai, June 24, 2021, by Sinica Podcast
|For Teachers||Downloadable Lesson Guide|
|Data Source||China Population – total China, 2020 data, The World Bank
Communist Party – Number of Communist party (CCP) members in China from 2010 to 2021, Statista (Note: Statista gives limited number of free access)
Labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period. It includes people who are currently employed and people who are unemployed but seeking work as well as first-time job-seekers. Not everyone who works is included, however. Unpaid workers, family workers, and students are often omitted, and some countries do not count members of the armed forces. Labor force size tends to vary during the year as seasonal workers enter and leave.
China has a larger middle class than India, where most people are low income, by Pew Research Center, March 17, 2021 Pew Research Center
China Consumer Report 2020 – the many faces of Chinese Consumer, by Johnny Ho, Felix Poh, Jia Zhou, Daniel Zipser; December 2019, McKinsey & Company
Internet users – Countries with the highest number of internet users as of Q1 2021, by Joseph Johnson, Jul 19, 2021, Statista
Penetration rate of Social Media in China from 2013 to 2020 (they do not represent unique users), by Lai Lin Thomala, Feb 19, 2021, Statista
Mobile phone internet user penetration in China from 2015 to 2020 with a forecast until 2026 (exclude HK), by Lai Lin Thomala, August 16, 2021, Statista
Total number of game users in China from 2008 to 2020, by Lai Lin Thomala, January 15, 2021, Statista
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