Another Great Leap
Old Chinese former farmers play cards at home
Former farmers play cards in southern China in her newly furnished apartment given by the government in return for seized land.
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 China’s economic...