Urbanization in the People's Republic of China

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Urban Life-Parks in China and Taiwan
A dialog from H-Asia list, August 1995. Recent works touching on the concept of urban leisure in Asian societies. The urban park as a liesure focus. Survey results on forms of urban exercise by Asian affluents.
China's floating population a headache for census
By Francesco Sisci, The Straits Times, 22 September 2000. With economic reforms, millions of villagers have moved to urban areas without changing their registered addresses. Rural migration increased after China abolished cereal rationing in the early 90s, which was linked to the decades-old household-registration system required for ration tickets. At the last census in 1990, the migrant population was estimated at 50 million; today it is 200 million.
China's Urbanization Rate to Grow to 60 percent in 20 Years
Xinhua, 21 May 2001. Urbanization is considered a major indicator of modernization, but China's urbanization rate now stands at merely 31 percent, 15 points lower than the world's average. According to the World Bank, a country's urbanization level is interrelated with its per capita GDP.
Rural Surplus Labour to Aid Urbanization of Chinese Towns
China News Digest, 2 October 2001. Beijing symposium: Local governments in the provinces should channel more surplus rural labor into small towns, to decrease unemployment in rural villages and accelerate urbanization. In mainland parlance urbanization refers both to the development of larger cities and to that of smaller cities, towns, and villages.