China’s policy makers rate rapid urbanization as critical in propelling the nation toward a consumer-led economy. China’s ambition, etched in concrete and steel, is transforming the country, and a planned migration of people from farms to cities will occur on a scale without precedent in human history. However, as the Economist Intelligence Unit warns in this incisive study, investors seeking to carve out a niche in this vast market need to do their homework, as not every prefecture will have a thriving metropolis at its heart. The report is a fascinating read, and getAbstract recommends it to executives, investors and urban planners.
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