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Beijing's total population has exceeded 22 million, a mark that is supposed to be surpassed a decade later, the China National Radio reported today.
According to Beijing's latest "overall plan", the city should control the number of population at 18 million by the end of 2020. However, the combined population of permanent and non-permanent residents currently already exceeds 22 million, with the latter standing at eight to nine million, the report said.
The non-permanent residents will keep increasing rapidly, the report added.