What is the World Health Organization? And What Does it Say About China?
The domain name info is basically a generic top level domain within the Domain Name System of the Internet, which is a part of ICANN. Registration requirements don’t usually prescribe a specific purpose, but the name itself is largely derived from public information. For example, if you were looking for information about “cupcakes”, you might type in “info cupcakes” or “about me”. This would return results on all domains including “info cupcakes” and “about me”. This is the way the Internet works.
This illustrates how easy it is to trace information with the help of public domain names. Most of the information can be traced back to the Chinese government, although very little is available regarding the early Japanese Government. The main record comes from the Wikipedia article on China, where one finds that the country’s median age is 47 years, that they have over 1.4 million people employed, and that they are mostly male. The largest city is Beijing, which has a population of more than twenty million. One interesting note is that the most populous city in China is neither Beijing nor Hangzhou, but Huiyuan, which is in the province of Anhui.
The most likely reason why the data on China is so sparse is because censors do not want the information made publicly accessible. In addition, the censors likely had difficulty getting a consensus on censoring websites. Only recently has the World Health Organization launched a project aimed at expanding the database of public domain information on diseases and health in China, and the results are promising. At the moment, the median age of people is not known (they probably are older than 45), and the best estimates put the number at roughly a hundred million.