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China Says Population Controls Help Fight Climate Change

Posted Dec 11 2009 6:22am
China’s “one-child” policy has created heart-ache for millions of Chinese couples but has also allowed the country to grow economically without having to deal with the exploding population numbers faced by many developing countries.

According to Chinese calculations, the one-child policy has resulted in 400 million fewer people than would otherwise have been born.

“Such a decline in population growth leads to a reduction of 1.83 billion tons of carbon dioxide emissions in China per annum at present,” the Xinhua news agency quoted Zhao Baige, vice minister of China’s National Population and Family Planning Commission, as saying on Friday.

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