Along with CPIRC, CHINA POPIN also has Eleven Core Members

[Shanghai Pop Inf 
Center] [Tianjin Pop Inf 
Center] [Liaoning Pop Inf 
Center] [Guangdong Pop Inf 
Center] [Sichuan Pop Inf 
Center] [Shaanxi Pop Inf 
Center] [Jiangsu Pop Inf 
Center] [Harbin Pop Inf 
Center] [Library of Nanjing College for Pop. Prog. Managers] [Jilin Pop Inf 
Station] [International Department, All-China Women's Federation]
and Other Members


China Population Information Network
(CHINA POPIN)


The China Population Information Network (CHINA POPIN) was set up in September, 1986, formed in response to the need for contacting related population information organizations within China. The listed organizations comprise the network's core members. CHINA POPIN is currently networking with dozens of members, including population institutes in various universities, social science academies and schools.

The main reasons for forming CHINA POPIN were to strengthen the national effort implement the family planning program to assist leaders in policy-making, to strengthen the population sciences and to avoid wasteful duplication of investment and effort. Through the network, extensive population information is collected and classified quickly, precisely and accurately, thus making full use of population information resources and sharing the findings of scientific research.

To further develop CHINA POPIN, the CHINA POPIN Steering Committee was set up in April 1989. Its aims are to reinforce academic cooperation and coordination among the member organizations, and to develop some commonly needed basic information so as to fully utilize the overall research results and conserve both financial and human resources involved in this effort. There are over 200 staff working in the core member units of CHINA POPIN. areas of concentration include research, editing, translation, material collection and data processing, among others.

As a member of global POPIN and Asia-Pacific POPIN, CHINA POPIN has also played an active role in the activities of various international and regional population information networks. Each member of CHINA POPIN is independent, having the authority and ability to conduct population information work on its own without reference to Beijing. CHINA POPIN helps to organize, promote cooperation and build contact among the members in an effort to enable them to be more effective.

The secretariat of CHINA POPIN is situated in CPIRC. It is responsible for liaison work at home and abroad.

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Shanghai Population Information Center

Shanghai Population Information Centre was set up in April 1985 with the assistance from UNFPA. There are 25 staff members in the centre, of whom 2 staff with senior professional titles, 12 with intermediate professional titles and 4 with junior professional titles. The centre consists of Information Research Division, Library, Editing Division, General Office, and Information Consultation and Technical Service Department.

The tasks of the centre are to collect, process, analyze, conduct researches on and disseminate information on population and family planning so as to provide information service to policy- makers at every level, social researchers and family planning workers. The centre will become a population information documentation centre, a population and family planning research centre and information consultation service centre in East China.

Since its foundation, the centre has set up 3 social networks, i.e., East China Population Information Network, Shanghai Population Information Liaison Network and Professional Technical Consultation Network; established a library with 3000 titles of books and 100 kinds of periodicals on population and family planning; built up several databases on population information storage and retrieval, data analysis and processing and automotive management; published 18 treatises and 204 issues of 9 periodicals; publicized about 1200 translated articles, thesis, and research papers; and taken part in over 20 domestic and international researches and surveys on women, children and the aged.

Address: No.122, South Shaanxi Road, Shanghai 200040, China
Tel: (021) 62792083
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Tianjin Population Information Center

The Tianjin Population Information Centre (TPIC), established in June 1984, is one of the units under the cooperative project jointly managed by the Chinese Government and the UNFPA. The centre consists of the Information Research Department, Technical Support Office, Library, Editorial Office, Administrative Office and Jia-ren Science and Technical Information Company. In TPIC, there are 27 staff members, of whom 6% have senior professional titles and 30% have intermediate professional titles and 42.4% have junior professional titles.

The centre keeps providing effective service to population policy-makers, researchers and family planning workers as its working orientation. It also conducts surveys and researches regularly and widely collects, processes and analyses the population and family planning information abroad, in China and Tianjin. The research results will be used by local government and family planning program implementing agencies.

The centre is a base for researches on population and family planning of Tianjin area. By the end of 1994, it has published 15 treatises on population and family planning with a total amount of 4.5 million Chinese characters. Among them, 3 treatises have been granted awards and 3 treatises are being published. The centre has undertaken and completed 6 special national and municipal studies (One of them has won national prize and 2 of them have won municipal prizes). Trusted by the Municipal Population Association and Family Planning Committee, TPIC has completed 5 survey reports. It has presented 102 papers at national and regional population seminars and 23 of them have won prizes. 57 papers have been published in magazines of different level and catalogue, with 680,000 Chinese characters.

"Population and Family" originally named "Population Information and Research" had already released 57 issues by the end of 1994, with a total amount of 3.3 million Chinese characters. From 1995 on, the TPIC will irregularly publish "Population Information Material" in accordance with the surveys and researches, and the population information collection for the government officials and population and family planning workers.

Address: No.12, Yingshui Road, Nankai District, Tianjin 300191, China
Tel: (022)3368842__3368864
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Liaoning Population Information Center

Liaoning Population Information Centre was set up in June 1984, a population information research institute serving Liaoning Province and North-East China. In the Centre, there are 30 staff in the Information Research Office, the Information Editing and Publishing Office, the Information Technical Support Office, the Library and the General Office. Over 79 percent of the staff have the educational background of colleges and above. There are 2 senior professionals, 10 intermediate professionals and 7 junior professionals.

The tasks of the centre are to collect, process, analyze and conduct researches on the information concerning population and family planning programs and to distribute them, so as to provide information services to the policy-makers, sociology researchers and family planning workers. The centre will become an information documentation centre with its North-East China characteristics, an information centre on family planning programs and an information service centre on market economy.

During the past 10 years, 23 demographical treatises and 180 thesis with about 6 million words have been published. Among them, 5 papers have won the national professional prizes, and 20 papers have won the provincial professional prizes. 1.23 million copies from 260 issues among the 7 kinds of publications have been published. Of the 7 publications, On Population has won the first General Prize and the first Guiding Prize.

During the past 10 years, 2 social networks have been set up. North-East China Population Information Network was set up in September 1989.

Liaoning Family Planning Information Network was set up in 1986. Its working structure is province city county (district) township (town, street) village (neighborhood committee). In this way, various information on family planning programs can be communicated quickly and accurately.

Address: No.54, East Wenhua Road, Dongling District, Shenyang, Liaoning 110015, China
Tel: (024) 4823004

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Guangdong Population Information Center

Guangdong Population Information Centre (GDPIC), set up in 1984, is under the leadership of Guangdong Family Planning Committee and one of the members of the CHINA POPIN.

The centre consists of three sections: General Office, Information Research section and Editing Office. There are 11 staff, of whom seven are with intermediate professional titles and the others are with junior professional titles, in the fields of demography, library and information science, editing and publishing and foreign languages.

The centre is equipped with a HP 3000/48 minicomputer and a 286 micro computer, a plate-making machine, an off-set printer, a fax and over 1800 books in Chinese and foreign languages.

The center's main tasks are to collect, process, analyse, study, repackage and disseminate population and family planning information in the provinces and in the South-Eastern Asia and in the world. It also carries out surveys and researches on special topics to provide information service to the policy-makers and family planning workers.

The GDPIC edits and publishes <<Guangdong Population Information>> regularly. Permitted by the Guangdong Press and the Publishing Bureau, <<Guangdong Population Information>> has become a bimonthly publication since 1995, consisting of over 10 columns. Up to now, 35 issues have been published. The centre has established material exchange and professional relations with over 50 population research institutions and agencies.

The centre lays its stress on the service to the provincial family planning programm. So far, the centre has carried out the researches on many special topics, such as: "To Combine Family Planning with Land Stock System in the Rural Areas in the Special Economic Zone in Guangdong"; "To Carry out the Socialist Cultural and Ideological Construction in the Households and Villages with Family Planning Work in the Rural Areas"; "Family Planning Management among the Floating Population"; "Developing Endowment Insurance with the Help of Benefit-oriented Mechanism"; and "The Economy Development and Population Growth in the Asian Four Little Tigers Countries", etc. In this way, the GDPIC has provided references for the leaders to make scientific decisions and information for the researchers and field family planning workers.

Address: No.12, Shuijun Nanjie, Zhongshan Yilu, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510080, China
Tel: (020) 7775813

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Sichuan Population Information Center

The Sichuan Population Information Centre, set up in May 1984, is a unit under the cooperative project jointly managed by the Chinese Government and UNFPA and one of the CHINA POPIN members.

The Centre consists of six sections: the General Office, Population Information Research Office, Library, Editing Office, Printing Office and Computer Office and has 25 staff members, of whom 12 are with senior and intermediate professional titles.

The main tasks of the centre are to collect, process, conduct researches on and disseminate population and family planning information in Sichuan, Southwest China and the world, and to edit and publish periodicals so as to provide service to the governments at all levels and institutions engaging in family planning, population theory, population education and demographic researches, and the family planning workers at the grass- roots level.

The centre has established information exchange relations with more than 100 institutions of demographic studies and universities and colleges in China and abroad.

The Working Committee of the Sichuan Population and Economic Information Network and the Working Committee of the Southwest China Population and Economic Information Network were sponsored by the Sichuan Population Information Centre. The centre has invited 200 reporters on population information and more than 30 demographers and professors as its consultants.

The library has a collection of about 4000 titles of books and subscribes more than 100 periodicals and newspapers in Chinese or foreign languages. The Computer Office is equipped with a HP 3000 computer and 3 sets of AST486-33 micro computers. The centre has a complete set of type-setting printing system.

Since its establishment, the centre has completed "The Database on Sichuan Population and Family Planning (winning the third prize of scientific and technological progress of Sichuan Family Planning Commission) and research papers, such as "Analysis of the Un-planned Birth Factors in China", "Analysis and Countermeasures on the Un-planned Birth in the Minority Areas in Sichuan", "Setting-up a Social Security System of Family Planning in the Rural Areas", "Study on the Only-child". There are also a number of treatises on special topics published. The centre has edited "Population Situation and Research on Countermeasures" published by Sichuan People's Publishing House, and edited and distributed "World Population Dynamics", "Newspaper Clipping Service on Population", "Sichuan Population Information", "Population, Economy and Culture". The centre has contributed effectively to the implementation of the national family planning policy.

Address: No.17, Section 4, Renmin Nanlu, Chengdu, Sichuan 610041, China
Tel: (028) 5581059

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Shaanxi Population Information Center

Shaanxi Population Information Center (SXPIC), set up with UNFPA assistance in March 1985, is a unit under the direct leadership of Shaanxi Provincial Family Planning Commission and a member of CNINA POPIN.

The tasks of SXPIC are to collect, process, analyse and disseminate the latest population and family planning information in Shaanxi, China and abroad. SXPIC provides these information for policy makers and family planning programme.

The SXPIC has 15 staff members in the fields of demography, statistics, library science, economics, Chinese literature, foreign languages, accounting, computer science and medicine, etc. It consists of 5 divisions: Population Information Research Division, Editorial Division, Administrative Division, Library and Computer Division.

The Library has extensively collected a large amount of books, periodicals and statistical data on population and family planning both at home and abroad, and has a collection of over 1000 kinds of periodicals and books in Chinese or foreign languages. It has established information exchange relations with many domestic and foreign population agencies and academic institutes.

Since its foundation, the center has published the following publications: Shaanxi Population Information, Population Observation and Review, Family Planning Handbook, Collection of Family Planning Files, Population and Social Indicators of Shaanxi Province, etc. They have played very good roles in providing information for the policy makers, demographic researchers and family planning field workers.

Beside <<Northwest Population Information Clippings>>, the SXPIC also began to publish <<Population and Shaanxi's Situation>> in August, 1994, serving as a periodical of Shaanxi Provincial Family Planning Commission. The content of the periodical, taking Shaanxi's situation as background, focuses on studying the coordination and sustainable development concerning population, economy, society, resouces and environment. As it is full of knowledge and information, practical and professional, the periodical has played an important part in directing and serving the family planning program.

During recent years, the SXPIC has conducted many surveys, such as "Accessibility of Contraceptives", "The Model Design of Population Information Center Management", "Combination of supporting the Poor with Family Planning" and "The History of women's Childbearing and Birth Control". "The Issue of Sex Ratios and its Countermeasures", which has been included in <<Shaanxi Provincial Soft Science Project>>, is getting on smoothly and has attracted attention of the leaders at every level.

Address: No.4, Hongwuli, Lianhu District, Xi-an, Shaanxi 710003, China
Tel: (029) 7223273

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Jiangsu Population Information Institute

The Jiangsu Population Information Institute (JPII), set up in August 1985, is a member of the CHINA POPIN. The institute consists of 2 divisions, i.e., Population Research Division and Population Information Research Division. It has 12 staff members, of whom 7 are with senior and intermediate professional titles in the fields of demography, medicine, mathematics, foreign language, editing and publishing and computer science.

Tasks of thhe JPII are, under the direct leadership of the Jiangsu Family Planning commission, to extensively tap resources of population information, edit all kinds of population data and publications, and actively disseminate population information, so as to serve Jiangsu Province's target of population development and meet the needs of family planning program of China. It also carries out population information analysis and applied population research to serve the policy-making of Jiangsu family planning program, family planning field work and research and training of population science.

The library of the JPII has extensively collected books, periodicals and statistical data on population and family planning. Up to now, the library has had a collection of 200 kinds of periodicals and 3000 titles of books in Chinese and foreign languages. It has established an exchange relationship of materials and data with over 100 domestic organizations of population and family planning and about 20 agencies in the world.

The JPII edits and publishes one regular periodical and 3 irregular publications on population. They are: Title Index to Chinese Population Periodicals (quarterly), Window of World Population, the Dynamics of Population Research in China, and Newspaper Clipping Service on Jiangsu Population and Family Planning Information.

By the end of 1994, the JPII has conducted 7 special studies on population projection, one child policy, community development, women's status, and regional population and sustainable development. JPII presented over 10 papers at national and regional population seminars, of which 5 won first or third prizes award by the State Family Planning Commission Jiangsu Provincial government.

To realize automation in information retrieval, facilitate resource sharing and improve the management and efficiency of the family planning program, the institute has established the database of population and family planning and of the title index of Chinese periodicals in recent years. It has also provided computer processing service for some departments in the Provincial Family Planning Commission.

Address: 4 Houzaicun, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210008, China
Tel: (025) 3613233

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Harbin Population Information Research Institute

The Harbin Population Information Research Institute, established in September 1986, is under the jurisdiction of Harbin Family Planning Commission and is one of the members of China Population Information Network.

The Harbin Population Information Research Institute has undertaken the dual tasks of researching on and serving population and family planning under the direct leadership of Harbin Family Planning Commission. According to the needs of the state population development and the Harbin population goal, the institute has extensively collected, sorted out, processed, conducted researches on, stored as well as spread the material and data on population and family planning at home and abroad. According to actual requirements, the institute has developed special investigations and topic studies. At the same time, it has carried out sampling surveys on statistical data and Harbin family planning situation. The institute has sorted out, collected and analysed investigated data comprehensively from all sides, in order that scientific bases can be provided to reduce overall error in family planning statistics.

The Harbin Population Information Research Institute contains 14 staffs. All of them are college graduates in the fields of population statistics, computer, English and library sciences. Over 50% staff have obtained intermediate professional titles. The institute now has Population Research and Editing Department, Library, Computer Department, and the General Office. It is publishing <<Population Information>> and <<Newspaper Clipping on Population>>. There are some advanced equipments in the institute, such as computers, typewriters, laser-jet printers, duplicator and offset printing machine. There are more than 1500 copies of books, 50 periodicals and 30 sorts of newspapers in Chinese and foreign languages.

The Harbin Population Information Research Institute has completed the MIS, a project cooperated between ESCAP and Harbin Family Planning Commission; provided some data for Harbin population projection from 1995 to 2010; set up statistical database for Harbin family planning and provided some trainings and services for districts and counties' computer application. At the same time, the institute has set up exchange relations with some colleges and universities to conduct information exchange and cooperation. Some materials and periodicals on population and family planning information have been translated and published. The library has actively provided more services to professionals in Harbin family planning departments, colleges, universities and so on.

The Harbin Population Information Research Institute has provided some professional materials and information on the policy, management and science and technology for the policy-makers to make policy, for the grassroots units to provide consultation and for the researchers to conduct researches and prepare research papers. It is a special local center of population documentation, information services as well as information exchanges in Harbin.

Address: No.78, Gongan Street, Nagang District, Harbin, Heilongjiang 150001, China
Tel: (0451) 2535039

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Library of Nanjing College for Population Program Managers

Nanjing College for Population Program Managers is a national training institute for population and family planning program managers at middle and high levels, and it is under the direct leadership of the State Family Planning Commission of China (SPFC). In collaboration with ICOMP, the college often conducts advanced workshops on population and economic development for population/FP senior officials from Asian and African countries.

The college was initially established in 1980 and completed in 1984. It is located at the foot of the imposing Purple Mountains and on the side of the beautiful Xuanwu Lake in the eastern part of Nanjing City, an ancient capital of the six dynasties in Chinese history. The style of the college building is unique and elegant and most of the buildings are inter- connected by corridors. It is indeed an ideal place for training and research.

The College Library was set up in 1985. It covers an area of 2,000 square meters, including a catalogue room, a stack room, two periodical reading rooms, and a reading-room equipped with microfilm readers and audio-tape players. They can hold up to 320 people.

The tasks of the library are to provide books, information materials, study place for the trainers, researchers and college students. Up to now, the library has a collection of over 100,000 titles of books (10,000 in English), over 400 kinds of journals/periodicals, about 125 titles of daily newspapers. Recently, according to the increasing demands of teaching and researching, the library has collected extensively books, periodicals and information materials in China and abroad. Now collection system has gradually been built up, mainly in population and family planning, which is highly appreciated by the readers and colleagues.

The library consists of an administrative office, a section of acquisition and cataloguing, of circulation and of information. It has 11 staff members, of whom 4 are university graduates, 6 from colleges and 1 from the secondary specialized school. Among the professionals, there are 2 associate research librarians, 4 librarians and 3 library assistants. Since 1990, 4 persons have published more than 10 academic theses in the major periodicals of library science, 3 of which have won prizes. From 1987 on, at the request of the college, the information section has edited two publications. <<Population Information>> and <<Population Index». The former is a monthly publilcation (Up to now, 93 issues have been released). It covers population policy, population management, family planning practice, economic development, etc. The latter is a quarterly publication and 29 issues have been released, thus offering more convenience for the information retrievals.

Nanjing College for Population Program Managers is going to become a general institute of higher education. Approved by the State Education Commission, the College will enroll 80 new freshmen from middle school students in Jiangsu Province in 1995. Under this circumstances, the library will further explore its potentiality, and carry out researches on various topics to support population and family planning programs.

Address: Library of Nanjing college for Population Program Managers
         No.10, Suojincun, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210042, China
Tel: (86-25) 5413405
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Jilin Population Information Station

The Jilin Provincial Population Information Station (JPIS), established in July 1992, is one of the members of the China Population Information Network and a public welfare-oriented institution providing special population information services for the national population development and family planning program. JPIS is affiliated to Jilin Provincial Family Planning Committee.

The tasks of JPIS are to collect, process, analyze, study and provide population and family planning information both at home and abroad according to the demands of national population development and family planning in Jilin province; to carry out special survey and research on population and family planning; to analyze and process data of large scale population survey; to set up and maintain population database, to provide instructions and advisory services, such as hardware disposition, technicians' training, professional instruction and software developing and maintaining, to carry out activities of modernized information management of the affiliated departments of Jilin Provincial Family Planning Committee, and to participate in the formulation of long-term population development planning.

There are 7 staff members in JPIS, all of them are educated in universities or colleges. Among them, 56.7 percent are holding intermediate professional titles. JPIS consists of the research Division, Editing Division, and Computer Division. JPIS uses the periodicals, such as International Population Dynamics, Population and Family Planning Information Study, Newspaper Clipping Service on Population Information, Population Information Bulletin and electronic mail as main communication media.

So far, JPIS is concentrating on the research project of how to apply modernized information methods and techniques in monitoring and managing the family planning activities in order to improve the modernized information management level of Jilin Province.

Address: No.4-2A, Qinghua Road, Changchun, Jilin Province 130021, China
Tel: (0431) 5642306 ext. 3091

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International Department, All-China Women's Federation

The All-China Women's Federation ,founded on April 3, 1949, is a mass organization for uniting and emancipating the women of all nationalities and walks of life in China. It has wide, public and popular representation. The purpose of the Federation is to represent and uphold women's rights and interests and promote equality between men and women.

The All-China Women's Federation performs the following functions:

1. Unite and mobilize women to participate in China's reform and opening-up program and the drive for socialist modernization and advance economic progress and overall social betterment.

2. Educate and guide the Chinese women to strengthen their sense of self-respect, self-confidence, self-improvement and self- reliance, promote the all round improvement of women and train more women professionals.

3. Participate in the democratic management and supervision of state and public affairs on behalf of Chinese women, contribute to the adoption of laws, decrees and regulations on women and children and uphold the lawful rights and interests of women and children.

4. Provide services to women and children, enhance contacts with the general public and coordinate and promote activities that meet the interests of women and children.

5. Consolidate and enhance the unity among women of all nationalities in China, develop friendly ties with women in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan and with overseas Chinese women and thus promote the great cause of China's reunification. Actively develop friendly exchanges with women of other countries to deepen understanding and friendship and safeguard world peace.

The All-China Women's Federation has local federations throughout the country. Women committees are set up in the party, government departments, people's organizations and in educational, science, cultural, health and other public institutions. The grass-roots women employee committees in factories and the women employee committees in the trade unions are group members of the Federation.

The highest leading body of the All-China Women's Federation is the National Congress of the Chinese Women. The Congress meets every five years to decide on the work guidelines for the

Address:International Department, All-China Women's Federation
        Room 341, No.15, Jianguomen Street, Beijing 100005, China
Tel: (86-10) 65221133 exten. 2341 or 2338