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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

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.


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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