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China plans to move 250 million people into new cities September 30, 2013

Posted by hslu in China.
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I would very much like to see how the Chinese government can pull this unprecedented social engineering experiment off. The new leaders of China probably want to try this out in stages starting in one or two new cities at a time so that there won;t be a huge upheaval at the same time.

Social engineering of the nth order!

Social engineering of the nth order!

I have been back to my hometown which is still a small farming village with about 20 families still living there. Many of the next generation have moved away to where the jobs are after they had a chance to finish various levels of education. There are still many who choose to stay. it is difficult to see how they will take this kind of order from the top if they are told to move. I think the younger generation will do it without government’s order because the pay is better and the opportunities are there if they try.

This kind of projects will take tons of money which China can still afford. It will take years if not decades to carry it out. If successful, by no means guaranteed, China will have a chance to move itself out of the middle income trap.

The details are coming out soon. I like to see how they plan to do it.

 

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