China's urbanization drive leaves migrant workers out in the cold




 
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China's urbanization drive leaves migrant workers out in the cold
 
March 31st, 2013  
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Topic: China's urbanization drive leaves migrant workers out in the cold


China's urbanization drive leaves migrant workers out in the cold
By Lucy Hornby and Jane Lee BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Twenty minutes' drive from Shanghai's glitzy financial district, dozens of migrant workers are preparing to abandon homes in old shipping containers, as one of the more unusual solutions to China's housing shortage faces the wrecking ball. Cheap but crowded neighborhoods are being cleared across China as part of a stepped-up "urbanization" campaign by China's new leaders. The country aims to spend an estimated $6 trillion on infrastructure, including housing, as a projected 400 million people become urban residents over the next decade. ...




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