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Rural residents observe a construction site in southwestern China next to tall buildings.

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.

Moving farmers to urban areas is touted as a way of changing China’s economic structure, with growth based on domestic demand for products instead of exporting them.

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Rural residents observe a construction site in southwestern China next to tall buildings.<br />
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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.<br />
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Moving farmers to urban areas is touted as a way of changing China’s economic structure, with growth based on domestic demand for products instead of exporting them.