Mesmerizing photographs of China's crushing overpopulation

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China has the highest population in the world, with a shocking number of 1.3 billion people and growing by the minute. The over-population was such a problem that in 1980 they made the "One-Child Policy" which only allowed each family in China one child. This year, the policy ended and in just three months the population has gone up %0.46 since 2015.

The population is projected to increase by 6.8 million by the end of 2016. Overpopulation in a country is the result of the number of people in an area being much higher than the country's available resources.

Below, see mesmerizing images of China's overpopulated country.

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Mesmerizing photographs of China's crushing overpopulation

Students take an examination on an open-air playground at a high school in Yichuan, Shaanxi province April 11, 2015. More than 1,700 freshmen students took part in the exam.

(Photo by China Stringer Network/Reuters)

Overpopulation in China began after World War II in 1949 when Chinese families were encouraged to have as many children as possible in hopes to bring more money to the country, build a better army, and produce more food.

(Photo by China Stringer Network/Reuters)

Here, a group of 1,000 customers receive a facial massage at a sports center in Jinan, Shandong province, China.

(Photo by China Stringer Network/Reuters)

For every square kilometer in China, there are 139.6 people.

(Photo by China Stringer Network/Reuters)

And there is 363.3 people per square mile.

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China has used their overpopulation as an advantage to break world records. Here, people take part in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of people practicing Taiji in multiple locations.

(Photo by Sheng Li/Reuters)

Many schools combine lessons due to the size of the classes. Pictured below, combined classes attend an outdoor joint lesson in Guangzhou, Guangdong province.

(Photo by Alex Lee/Reuters)

Martial arts is very popular in China. Here, students from the Tagou martial arts school in Henan province practice at a training base on the outskirts of Beijing.

(Photo by Donald Chan/Reuters)

By 2028, China is expected to have 1.45 billion residents — then is expected to decline in 2030.

(Photo by China Stringer Network/Reuters)

The true population of China might be misrepresented due to families lying on the census poll about the one child policy.

(Photo by China Stringer Network/Reuters)

China is the only country where more males are born than females. The ratio is 1.15 males per female.

(Photo by China Stringer Network/Reuters)

China currently has 2.3 million active frontline personnel in their military.

(Photo by Stringer Shanghai/Reuters)

They hold the Guinness World Record of the largest human image of an organ. Pictured below, over 1,500 people join the image which was organized by a local health research center hoping to improve awareness of lung health.

(Photo by China Stringer Network/Reuters)

Pictured below, recovering drug addicts eat dinner at the Kunming Drug Rehabilitation Center, which is the largest in the world with nearly 4,000 addicts.

(Photo by Andrew Wong/Reuters)

A total of 520 students from Shaolin Tagou Martial Arts School took part in the performance named "building the dream" which was performed during the opening ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games in August 2014.

(Photo by China Stringer Network/Reuters)

(Photo by China Stringer Network/Reuters)


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