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What China Wants and Why

By Tomas Pueyo Why is China increasing its assertiveness towards Taiwan? Why the Belt and Road initiative? Why the oppression of Uighurs? Why the occupation of Tibet? Why the creation of islands in the South China Sea? It all comes from the Hu Line. The Hu Line. Source: Tomaatje12 The Hu Line 94% of China’s population

America Hasn’t Lost Its Demographic Advantage

•Its Rivals Are in Much Worse Shape By Nicholas Eberstadt The United States’ global preeminence owes a great deal to demographics. After the collapse and fragmenting of the Soviet Union, the United States became the world’s third most populous country, behind the giants China and India. By comparison to other developed countries, the

Worse than Afghanistan, Nigeria’s life expectancy now world’s third lowest — UNFPA

•Population balloons to 201m in 2019 Jude Johnson Life is too short in Nigeria, a country with about 201 million youthful and unemployed population, says the latest report by the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA). UNFPA in the 2019 report made available to journalists on Monday said that Nigeria has the world’s

Why is Bulgaria’s population falling off a cliff?

By Ruth Alexander Bulgaria is projected to have the fastest-shrinking population in the world. It's already lost a fifth of its population since the 1990s. But what does this mean for those who remain? Deep in the Bulgarian countryside, in the western province of Pernik, I make a rare discovery. It's not Stoyan