China’s population is expected to surpass 50 million in 2020
The world’s population will reach 50 million by 2020, with most people living in Asia, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which is publishing a report on the trend.
The UNFPA predicts that the world will hit 1.2 billion people by 2030, and by 2060, more than one billion people will be living in cities and towns.
The global population, meanwhile, is expected reach 7.6 billion by 2100.
China has overtaken the United States as the world’s biggest economic power, but that number is expected rise to 6.8 billion by 2030.
Despite this rapid growth, the country still accounts for only a tiny percentage of the world population.
“China is currently projected to overtake the United Kingdom as the second largest economy in the world by 2030,” the UNFPM said in its latest Global Growth Report.
More: UNFPC says the country’s population could grow by 4.5 percent per year by 2030