Often the urbanisation process is simply an excuse to enable officials to seize village land. Photo: EPA Often the urbanisation process is simply an excuse to enable officials to seize village land. Photo: EPA
Often the urbanisation process is simply an excuse to enable officials to seize village land. Photo: EPA
Tom Holland
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Opinion

Monitor by Tom Holland

Urbanisation not the cure-all China's leaders are hoping for

Rising household incomes are touted, but construction expectations may be built on shaky ground and it's no sure bet moved farmers will benefit

Often the urbanisation process is simply an excuse to enable officials to seize village land. Photo: EPA Often the urbanisation process is simply an excuse to enable officials to seize village land. Photo: EPA
Often the urbanisation process is simply an excuse to enable officials to seize village land. Photo: EPA
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Tom Holland

Tom Holland

Tom Holland is a former SCMP staffer who has been writing about Asian affairs for more than 25 years