Another Great Leap
Rural workers sleep on the street in urban China
Impoverished rural farmers who fail to find work in the city sleep on the street in a southwestern Chinese city.
China is pushing ahead with a dramatic, history-making plan to move 100 million rural residents into towns and cities between 2014 and 2020 — 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...