Another Great Leap
Chinese former farmers build a city
Workers -- themselves farmers made landless a few years earlier -- build a housing block to compensate farmers for their lost land in northern China.
China is pushing ahead with a dramatic, history-making plan to move 100 million rural residents into towns and cities over six years — but without a clear idea of how to pay for the gargantuan undertaking or whether the farmers involved want to move.
Moving farmers to urban areas is touted as a way of changing...