China’s Rising Cities


UN Habitat

Publication date: 

Sunday, 1 January 2006


External to ACUI

Project theme: 


Recent economic reforms coupled with modernization policies have improved the living conditions of millions of people in China. In the last two decades, the world’s most populous country has witnessed annual economic growth rates of more than 9 per cent while the proportion of people living on less than $1 a day dropped dramatically from 634 million in 1981 to 212 million in 2001.