China Urbanisation Needs Rural Focus Not Just Mega-City Migration
Currently, just over 50% of the total population in China live in urban areas. The urban population is however forecast at 76% by 2050  bringing it closer to level of developed nations. It is estimated that 300 million Chinese living in rural areas in 2010 will have moved into cities by 2025 , equivalent to more than one half of the current rural population.
Where will all these people go? Rather than swell the populace of an already unprecedented number of Chinese mega-cities, could an alternative strategy be successful that focuses on urbanising rural townships and encouraging “urbanisation in place”.
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In 2011 a total of 252.78 million migrant workers existed in China. Out of these, migrant workers who left their hometown and worked in other provinces accounted for 158.63 million and migrant workers who worked within their home provinces reached 94.15 million.
The Chinese urban population will be close to nearly 1 billion people by 2015. Rural migrants might represent nearly 40%, a number which is almost three times the current level. Whilst it can be difficult to collect up to date accurate statistics on migrant floating populations, the number of migrants is undoubtedly quite large. “In China’s largest cities, for instance, it is often quoted that at least one out of every five persons is a migrant.”
“ urban resident annual earnings are 1.3 times larger than long-term rural migrant earnings” 
As of 2008, twelve provinces had abolished the dual urban-rural hukou system but problems persist.
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