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China needs new growth driver as urbanisation is reaching its limit

Demographic and economic changes are setting the country's new urban settlements up for problems

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Today's workers aren't nearly as interested in moving away from home as past generations were. Last year, China's migrant population fell by 5.68 million people - the first decline in three decades.

Shanghai

THE skylines of some of China's biggest cities sprout from land that was farmed less than a generation ago. For the government, they're a soaring testament to the country's transformation into an urbanised superpower. And despite China's economic slump, there are plenty of...

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