Urbanisation has helped drive China’s economic development in recent decades and vastly altered the country in the process. Photo: AFP Urbanisation has helped drive China’s economic development in recent decades and vastly altered the country in the process. Photo: AFP
Urbanisation has helped drive China’s economic development in recent decades and vastly altered the country in the process. Photo: AFP
Zhou Xin
Opinion

Opinion

Zhou Xin

China’s urbanisation has fuelled economic growth, but without redirection it will come at a cost

  • China’s new urbanisation strategy focuses on city clusters, which will improve economic efficiency and prevent white elephant infrastructure projects
  • But the change is likely to have far-reaching implications for China’s regional development, with many small towns doomed to die while big cities prosper

Urbanisation has helped drive China’s economic development in recent decades and vastly altered the country in the process. Photo: AFP Urbanisation has helped drive China’s economic development in recent decades and vastly altered the country in the process. Photo: AFP
Urbanisation has helped drive China’s economic development in recent decades and vastly altered the country in the process. Photo: AFP
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