China's urban transition causes growing inequality

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UN Habitat

Publication date: 

Thursday, 27 November 2008

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  • Article

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Produced by ACUI

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The word transition perhaps best describes China: the world's most populaous country is tranistioning from a predominantly rural society to an urban one. While urbanization has led to unprecendented economic growith it has also caused massive inequalities.