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WEEK IN REVIEW: United Nations Confirms India’s Population Will Surpass China’s This Week

The United Nations confirmed that India’s population will surpass that of China by the end of this week, hitting 1,425,775,850 people. This follows an earlier report from a different UN agency that predicted that India will become the world’s most populous country by the middle of this year. (BBC)

President Xi Jinping on Sunday ordered the protection of Chinese nationals stranded in Sudan, clearing the way for an evacuation. Chinese marines stationed in Djibouti will likely lead the operation this week to airlift hundreds of Chinese nationals along with residents of Hong Kong, Macau and certain Taiwan passport holders. (SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST)

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