The Point: How Xinjiang’s population experienced steady growth

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    China’s seventh population census reveals that Xinjiang has experienced a steady population growth, higher than the national average. But certain ethnic groups experienced faster growth than others. How can we unpack this data without jumping to conclusions?

    Guests:

    Wang Jiang

    Distinguished Research Fellow

    Zhejiang Normal University

    Prof. Barrie Vveiss

    Founder of Best China Info

    CGTN YouTube Channel

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