[Speech by Dr. Qian Xinzhong, Minister-in-charge of the State Family Planning Commission and Laureate of the United Nations Population Award, at the United Nations Population Award presentation ceremony (30 September 1983)]

Renkou Yanjiu. 1983 Nov 29:(6):1.
[Article in Chinese]


PIP: On September 30, 1983, the Minister of the People's Republic of China's State Family Planning Commission, appeared before the UN and was awarded the UN Population Award. The Minister later addressed the UN during which he recounted China's progress in public health made over the past 100 years. From 1949 to 1970, China experienced a population growth of more than 280 million. However, since 1970, China has been actively working toward controlling its rate of natural population growth, the result of which has been a reduction from 26/1000 capita per year in 1970 to 14.5/1000 capita per year in 1982. The Minister further attributed this success to the Chinese Communist Party and Chinese government. He concluded his speech by stating that China's current policies are to bring its rate of population growth under control, while improving the quality of life of its citizens.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Asia
  • Asia, Eastern
  • China
  • Delivery of Health Care*
  • Demography
  • Developing Countries
  • Health
  • Health Services*
  • Medicine*
  • Politics*
  • Population Dynamics*
  • Population Growth*
  • Population*
  • Public Health*
  • Public Policy*