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World Population: 7 billion and counting...

A crowded world hits 7 billion people

Newborn baby Isaac Davies who was born at 12.46am in the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough, northern England, October 31, 2011.  REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

With the world's population more than doubling over the last half century, basics like food and water are under more strain than ever, and providing for an additional 2-3 billion people in the next 50 years is a serious worry.  Full Article | Video 

China economic reforms may result in $14.4 trillion GDP, growth at 6 percent – Asia Society report

Sweeping economic reform initiated by China President Xi Jinping in November 2013 marked a turning point for the world's second biggest economy. If implemented fully, China's potential GDP growth can be sustained at 6 percent through 2020. One risk: Falling short of that growth rate could result in growth at half that projection, or worse, leading to a new economic crisis, according to a new study.