Another Great Leap
Former farmers party in urban China
Former farmers enjoy beers at a bar built in their relocation housing estate. Their village homes and farmland has been razed by the communist government.
China is pushing ahead with a dramatic, history-making plan to move 100 million rural residents into towns and cities over the next 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...