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WHAT'S DRIVING CHINA'S NEW PUSH TO MOVE MILLIONS OF RURAL FAMILIES INTO CITIES


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Cal
- 464 days ago - worldcrunch.com
Urbanization of the rural population would create a large domestic demand and be a driver of growth. For that to happen, China needs to relax the household registration system so that rural migrant workers can become official urban residents.



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Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 3:44 pm
Noted. There are already new cities in China standing around empty. No one can figure out why and it's the same in Africa where they have built huge complexes but the locals can't afford them.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 4:10 pm
Thanks.
 

Birgitta S. (216)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 4:20 pm
noted. TY
 

Ana Passos (2)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 4:59 pm
noted
 

Dandelion G. (401)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 5:41 pm
Vast cities are being built across China at a rate of ten a year, but they remain almost uninhabited ghost towns. It's estimated there are 64 million empty apartments.

Growth or bubble? All I see is a waste of resources. More pollution for nothing. See for yourself with video below.
China's Ghost Cities

The hukou system doesn't allow a modern mobility to work within their new changes. Would be like having to wait for a long long time to move from State to State if one wanted to do so. Another Country that the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing or vice versa.
 

Shalvah Landy (0)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 10:57 am
Very sad to learn from reading this article, that not only is there a terrible human rights problem in China, but there is an awful social problem as well.
 

Mary Donnelly (44)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 12:46 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 3:16 pm
Noted. I'd read about one city being a "ghost city," but didn't know there were so many. I also didn't know about their "household registration system." Thank you for all this interesting info, Cal.
 

Anne F. (17)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:27 pm
Thanks for posting this article. The freedom to move and the expectation that newcomers can find affordable, clean living situations seems modern.
 

Melania Padilla (165)
Monday January 14, 2013, 10:29 am
thanks
 

Arthur S. (88)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 1:07 am
Only the wealthy can afford the cities and the poor well....
 
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