China's population must be seven hundred millions, eight hundred millions, nobody knew how many millions, but at any rate it would soon be a billion.
Our strength is in our population, which will soon be a billion.
If her population was a billion, and was increasing twenty millions a year, in twenty-five years it would be a billion and a half--equal to the total population of the world in
But on May 1, 1976, had the reader been in the imperial city of Peking, with its then population of eleven millions, he would have witnessed a curious sight.
The demoralizing influence of a dissolute foreign population
, and the frequent visits of all descriptions of vessels, have tended not a little to increase the evils alluded to.
Buckwheat could no longer be the food of a population which, awakened from its lethargy, had become essentially active.
In six weeks' time the population of the town increased to three hundred people.
Possibly the checks they had devised for the increase of population
had succeeded too well, and their numbers had rather diminished than kept stationary.
Ferguson was received with all the honors by the guards and favorites of the sultan; these were men of a fine race, the Wanyamwezi so-called, a pure type of the central African populations
, strong, robust, well-made, and in splendid condition.
They were mounted for the most part upon hills and prominent crests around the threatened centres of population.
Below, every point of vantage bristled with spectators, the roofs of the towering buildings, the public squares, the active ferry boats, and every favourable street intersection had its crowds: all the river piers were dense with people, the Battery Park was solid black with east-side population, and every position of advantage in Central Park and along Riverside Drive had its peculiar and characteristic assembly from the adjacent streets.
The units of that vast and varied population bought and learnt what had happened; there had been a fight and New York had hoisted the white flag.