Guangdong most populous for 13th straight year

Guangdong has topped China’s list of most populous cities and provinces for the 13th year in a row after its permanent resident count rose 1.6 percent to 113.5 million, reports Yicai Global.

It was the only region in the country to increase its permanent population by over a million, according to data from provincial and municipal statistics bureaus across the country. Guangzhou and Shenzhen alone accounted for more than that.

Job opportunities, salary levels and living costs are the main factors affecting how many people choose to live in a certain area, said Su Jian, director of Peking University’s Center for Economic Research.

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