Chinanews, Beijing,January 4 -- Shifting population has played a
decisive part in Beijing's fast population growth these years. In the 1980s, no
more than 50,000 people moved to Beijing every year,but the figure has jumped to
436 thousand currently; however, experts believe that population in Beijing will
not grow without limit. It might start to drop after 2008.
According to Beijing Evening Post, it is estimated that Beijing's population
will grow to some 18 million by 2020.
The population of Beijing in 2005 was 15.38 million, of which 11.807 million
were permanent residents and the rest were of the shifting population. Though
the population of labor forces will keep growing before 2030, the aging trend of
Beijing afterwards will be irreversible.