Summary of China’s Urban Dreams, and the Regional Reality

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China’s ambition, etched in concrete and steel, is transforming the country.

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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.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why China views urbanization as a prerequisite for its transition to a consumer-led economy
  • How demographic changes will challenge the construction of planned cities
  • Why the spread of urbanization will not be uniform across the country, posing risks for investors
 

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Rapid urbanization has accompanied China’s extraordinary economic boom: City dwellers rose from fewer than 140 million in 1980 to 670 million in 2010. But the nation’s pace of urban growth is now on the cusp of a completely new phase. To help in its transition to a consumer-led economy, China needs ...
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