China urban population to surpass rural by 2015
Published on Jul 6, 2010
China’s urban population is forecast to surpass its rural population for the first time by 2015, according to a Xinhua report. The number of Chinese living in towns and cities is expected to exceed 700 million in five years time, out of a total population of 1.39 billion. The country’s population totalled 1.32 billion in 2008.