Another Great Leap
A Chinese housing block built for farmers who have lost land
A housing block is built by the government to compensate farmers for their lost land in northern 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...