In China’s west, a population boom could drive Xinjiang capital to bust: scientists

Mar 29, 2021 | INVESTING

The biggest city in Xinjiang has expanded its footprint more than four times in less than three decades, mainly because of a rapidly rising population, according to a new study.The population of Urumqi has increased more than a third over the last 10 years. This has led to an unprecedented expansion of urban areas that have severely stretched land and water resources in the regional capital and pushed it to the brink of ecological disaster, scientists warn.All things considered, “population…

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