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China: Another Great Leap Forward? by Justin Jin (48 images)

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In another comprehensive rethink of the country's economic trajectory the Chinese leadership has decided that for the economy to continue to grow at its present rate it needs to move 250 million rural dwellers into newly constructed urban conurbations. Ultimately it wants to see 70% of the population, or 900 million people, living in cities by 2050. The logic behind these gargantuan plans is that the economy is slowing down and the way to bring about further growth is through raising domestic...
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