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China Releases Plan to Incorporate Farmers Into Cities

Jepranshu Aganivanshi

The plan strongly emphasizes the improvement of quality of life for new city residents through increased government spending. It also calls for improvement in the quality of building construction, which has sometimes been criticized by new residents.
The most ambitious part of the urbanization plan is to better integrate former rural residents who are currently living in cities — many of them for years and even decades. Currently, nearly 54 percent of Chinese live in cities, but only 36 percent

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  • John Pabon

    This is a great plan, especially seeing as how the rate of urbanization in China is growing exponentially. It's also good to see the incorporation of the migrant class into urban society. There is a level of stigmatization among urban residents that still persists, but at least this is a move in the right direction.