Urbanization in China: what matters in the end?
In China large numbers of farmers are constantly joining the the flow from country to city. They leave their farms not only for higher income but also in searching for a better life for themselves and their family. On the way, however, their quality of life is constantly in flux, the identity in the flux, the right to speak and participate in flux and, overall, their well being is in flux.
In a life that is constantly on the move, can urbanization provide the benefits that rural migrants are searching for? What does China need to urbanize in order to cater to enormous rural population within its limited land and environment capacity? Have farmers’ wish and wants been taken into adequate consideration?
(To be continued in Su Liu's next article: What's the benefit of high-rise farmers and rural appliances?)