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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's urbanisation challenge

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Hu Shuli

    ... migrants build a real home in the city This year marks a watershed in Chinese urbanisation: for the first time in China's history, over half of its people now live in the city. With an average ... Economic Forum in Tianjin, China's urbanisation is falling short of what it should be. The country has gained some experience but learned some lessons too, he said. We couldn't agree ...

  2. News - China - SOCIETY

    Migrant workers feel like outsiders in mainland cities, says survey

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... their prospects. The findings underscore the challenge facing the new administration in realising premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang's high-profile commitment to people-oriented urbanisation. The survey ... "The core of urbanisation is how to make these migrant workers urban residents and from the survey we see the migrant workers are not … wanting different levels of needs one by one," Wang ...

  3. Lack of water a major threat to development

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... to achieve its goal of making China an urbanised society during the next five-year plan. 'During the 12th five-year period, China will become an urbanised society, as the country's urbanisation level will reach and exceed 50 per cent,' the ministry said. Drafting of China's Five-Year Programme for National Economic and Social Development usually begins more than two ...

  4. More mainlanders live in urban areas for first time

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... in November last year, the report, Blue Book on Social Development: China's Social Situation, Analysis and Forecast for 2012, concludes that the urban population will exceed half the total ... people lived, worked and saw the world. 'Urbanisation is a third growth engine along with industrialisation and market-oriented reform because rising land values will become an important ...

  5. Urbanising Guangdong most populous region

    Posted Apr 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Guangdong has replaced the central province of Henan as the mainland's most populous region as a result of rapid industrialisation and urbanisation in the past decade. The National Bureau of Statistics released more details of last year's national census yesterday, including a breakdown of regional demographic data. Shandong retained second place ...

  6. Sensitive areas may be no-growth zones

    Posted Jan 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to live and work in urban areas. 'That would be a challenge to any government on Earth,' said Wei Jinsheng, an urbanisation analyst at the China Population and Development Research ... Stephen Chen Population study calls for end to urbanisation in environmentally important regions Urbanisation will be halted in Tibet, Guizhou, Ningxia and Qinghai, where population ...

  7. Growing cities will challenge China: report

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'China's urbanisation will have profound impacts on the economy,' the report said. Food production will rise as fewer people work in agriculture, it said. Loans for people living in rural ... said. 'A key question is whether such productivity gains in China's agriculture can keep pace with the increases in food demand associated with greater urbanisation,' it said. ...

  8. How China cares for the elderly will shape its future

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cesar Chelala Parallel to its economic development, China is facing the challenge of a rapidly ageing population. At a time of rapid urbanisation, this trend has weakened traditional family support networks. New policies are necessary. China's one-child policy has resulted in fewer children and better living standards, but the proportion of elderly has grown ...

  9. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    China's 2020 goal may fail unless core issues are tackled, say analysts

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... to hand over control of the country. But any such effort would be more difficult in China, where a lack of reliable income data obscures how wealth is distributed. The rising wealth of China's tycoons and state-sector executives has little to do with wage increases. They get various bonuses and subsidies; some get payments as a result of their connections with the government. ...

  10. Hukou reform vital to nation's growth

    Posted Jan 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... they get older. Development plans will go awry if this happens. China wants and needs urbanisation; migrants boost consumption through renting flats, eating in restaurants and shopping in markets. ... The mainland expects to attain the milestone of having more than half of its population living in cities this year. With urbanisation acknowledged as a crucial driver of economic growth, ...




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