China's population grew rapidly from 1949 to 1980 due to high birth rates and low death rates, according to Asia for Educators from Columbia University. The 2010 Chinese census put the population at 1.34 billion, as repo... More »

China officially became communist on Oct. 1, 1949 after years of internal conflict when Mao Zedong proclaimed it the People's Republic of China. As chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, Mao Zedong, often called Chairm... More »

The Communist Party of China took control of the national government in 1947. As of 2014, the party remains in power, though the country has gradually adopted progressively free market policies over time. More » Geography Asia East Asia

China's so-called one child policy has had the effect of drastically reducing the birth rate and controlling population growth while causing distress and disruption at the personal level. China formally announced plans t... More »

The crude birth rate is calculated by dividing the number of the total population by the number of births in one year, according to Columbia University. The CBR of a population can be used to assign a stage of developmen... More »

Of Earth's seven continents, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe and Oceania, Antarctica has the fewest number of nations because it has no native population. South America supports 12 nations,... More »

China's population has continued to grow due to a large border and a continued modernization that has seen an increase in living standards and immigration, as well as a decrease in infant mortality rates. China has the w... More »