“To report that India surpassed China as the largest population on earth, without the announcement of some agency such as the United Nations’ Population Division, or a serious and peer-reviewed study, is not quite professional,” said Wang Feng, a sociologist at the University of California, Irvine, who studies China’s population trends. “The problem with Mr. Yi’s number is that it is based on a hasty and careless calculation.”

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