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Introduction

 
FAQ
Why is there a high potential for urbanization in China?
Huge reservoir of hidden rural excess labor (estimated 100 - 200 million)
"Closed City Policy" in the 1950s and 1960s has caused backlog
High labor demand in urban industry and service sector
Higher urban income
Attraction and advantages of city life (better education facilities, better health services, more entertainment)
While migration is still controlled in China, restrictions have been loosened (one can buy urban residence registration in some provinces)
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Revision 2.0 (First revision published in 1999)  - Copyright 2011 by Gerhard K. Heilig. All rights reserved. (First revision: Copyright 1999 by IIASA.)