Day 6

A human tsunami: China's coming urban transformation

Roughly 500 million Chinese citizens have moved from farms to cities in the past two decades. And despite urban crowding and growing social tension, another 350 million are on their way. That's thanks to a new government-driven urbanization plan that's expected to take 20 years and billions of dollars to implement. To discuss potential risks and rewards, we are joined by Beijing based...

Roughly 500 million Chinese citizens have moved from farms to cities in the past two decades. And despite urban crowding and growing social tension, another 350 million are on their way. That's thanks to a new government-driven urbanization plan that's expected to take 20 years and billions of dollars to implement. To discuss potential risks and rewards, we are joined by Beijing based author, journalist James McGregor and Peggy Liu, chairperson of JUCCCE a non-profit dedicated to the greening of China, based in Shanghai.

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