China 's Impact On Life Expectancy

1865 Words Jan 21st, 2016 8 Pages
As one of the largest and most populated countries in the world with 20% of the world’s population at 1,364,270,000 (2014) and a civilisation dating back to more than 3,500 years; China had one of the most stable and rapid economic growth rates of the past 30 years.
Located in East Asia and holding the second largest land mass of any single country in the world covering approximately 9.597 million km². Most of this vast population are located in the East of the country as the Eastern regions are much more economically developed. China’s industry and transportation are predominantly located on the Eastern coast, meaning the coast also receives a lot more tourism than that of its undeveloped western region. Population in the East is much denser with 94% of the population living on the eastern border.
Over the past 50 years we have seen a dramatic increase in population growth increasing from a mere 698.355 million (1964) to 1.3574 billion (2014). Increases of GDP have had an impact on life expectancy within China, which has increased at an average of 8.5 years within the past 2 decades. As well as this infant mortality has decreased and the country is now at a rate of 12.37 surviving births to only 7.16 deaths per 1000 people per annum. As the country is now able to provide the population with a better public health care system and improved education.

The People’s Republic of China is under strict dictatorship from communist governing bodies lead by Xi Jinping. With no…
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