Another Great Leap
Former farmer protects herself from construction dust in China
Landless farmers practise group exercise on an urban area built over their farmland in northeastern 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 China’s economic structure, with growth...