Magazine article New Internationalist

China's Urban Billion

Magazine article New Internationalist

China's Urban Billion

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China's Urban Billion by Tom Miller (Zed, ISBN 9781780321417)

Last year I reviewed Guy Arnold's book Migration, in which he made the point that inter-country migration was vastly less significant in terms of sheer numbers than the seismic scale of migration from the countryside to the cities in Asia. Tom Miller's timely book focuses on the Chinese element of this mass movement - what he rightly calls the 'biggest migration in human history' - and analyses the possible effects of such a huge demographic shift. He points out that China's cities have become home to 500 million more people in the last 30 years, and its urban population is set to reach a billion by 2030.

Miller explains how this urbanization is creating an underclass who flee a subsistence existence in the villages and seek new lives and opportunities in the burgeoning cities. …

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