From Bloomberg:
What would Beijing be like with more than twice as many people? … Trouble is, the metropolis remains a magnet. The population – 2.5 times New York’s – surged 53 percent from 2000 to December 2013, the equivalent of adding all the residents of Los Angeles, Chicago and Detroit. … “If you look at large cities around the world, no city has a policy of saying ‘OK we have a size cap,’” says Wang Feng, a professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington.

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