A new study has found that many of China’s new urban dwellers still live rural lives. Photo: Reuters

China’s new urban dwellers really still live in the countryside, study says

  • Increase in numbers of people ‘relocating’ to urban areas due to land reclassification not migration, researchers say
  • Claims based on official data relating to demographic changes to 700,000 communities between 2009 and 2017
Topic |   China economy

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A new study has found that many of China’s new urban dwellers still live rural lives. Photo: Reuters
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Sidney Leng

Sidney Leng

Sidney Leng joined the Post in 2015 after spending a year and a half working for US media, including National Public Radio and Foreign Policy Magazine. He has been covering China's macroeconomic policies and financial regulations since 2016.