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Rural millions that China forces to move to cities are denied services such as clinics and schools once they get there-NY Times

November 16, 2013

11/16/13, “Success of Chinese Leader’s Ambitious Economic Plan May Rest on Rural Regions,” NY Times, Chris Buckley

“Solving these problems is all the more pressing for Mr. Xi and Prime Minister Li Keqiang because absorbing tens of millions of rural residents into cities is a crucial part of their policy.

Unless China’s leadership finds a way to unravel this knot of land and finance problems, many farmers will remain too poorly compensated to make a safe passage to life in cities, said Hua Sheng, an economist at Southeast University in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. Chinese cities also impose household registration restrictions that exclude rural newcomers from services, such as clinics and schools.“… (this item end pg. 1 of 2)

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