China's population expected to reach 1.45 billion by 2030
Beijing : China on Wednesday said its population is likely to touch about 1.45 billion by 2030. China is the world's most populous nation. As of 2015, its population was 1.375 billion.
The data was released by the State Council, China's cabinet, said Xinhua news agency. The country will enter a key transitional period between 2021 and 2030 as it will witness a decrease in the number of people of working age.
"The population pressure on economic and social development will not fundamentally change. The tensions between population and resources and environment will not fundamentally change," an official document said.
China implements a two-child policy for balanced population development. Measures will be taken to promote urbanization, improve policies on population movement, address the problem of an ageing population, promote women's development and enhance protection of minors and the disabled.
China has ended a one-child policy for couples implemented in the late 1970s.