Although both nations will account for more than a third of the estimated global population of 8.045 billion, population growth in both has been slowing, albeit much faster in China than India.
The total resident population is up 34.2 per cent since 2010 — an increase of 8.2 million people, of whom 4.8 million are Saudi nationals. Among Saudis, 63 per cent of the population is below the age of 30.
India is set to become the most populous country in the world, overtaking China, this year, according to United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA’s) “State of World Population Report, 2023”. The report says that India’s population would be 1,428.6 million or 1.4286 billion compared to China’s 1.4257 billion. There will be 2.9 million more Indians than Chinese.
“We need our factories to reopen because we need to run our families,” said a garment worker. “Hunger doesn’t wait,” she added on television. Statements like these will keep worrying us, and always, if we don’t consider ways to deal with the galloping population in the developing world. It is a part of the world where water, food,
Whatever happens in China, is of huge interest to the rest of the world, whether it is the issue of COVID or the slowing down of the economy. The latest issue of concern for the international China-watchers is the decline in Chinese population in 2022, for the first time in 61 years. The last time there was a dip in Chinese