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05.15.2014

China’s Fake Urbanization

Sohu Business, David M. Barreda

This infographic explains why it is so hard for rural migrants to settle permanently in cities. For starters, city dwellers were the first to get rich after Reform and Opening Up, which created a large income disparity between them and...

Infographics

05.02.2014

The ‘Nongmin’ Breakdown

Sohu Business, EG365, David M. Barreda

Who are China’s rural migrant workers?A uniquely Chinese social identity, the category of “rural migrant worker” is a product of China’s urban/rural dichotomy. It refers to a class of citizens no longer employed in the agricultural sector...

Photo Gallery

05.01.2014

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Tim Franco

It’s a feature of the landscape one sees throughout China. On the sides of roads, at the edges of construction sites, on the steep banks of rivers, and in pastures that wrap around the fat pylons of future highways, Chinese people are...

Reports

03.25.2014

Urban China

This report recommends that China curb rapid urban sprawl by reforming land requisition, give migrants urban residency and equal access to basic public services, and reform local finances by finding stable revenues and by allowing local...

Features

01.26.2014

For Freedom, Justice, and Love

The Editors

Following is legal activist Xu Zhiyong’s closing statement at the end of his trial in Beijing on January 22, 2014.

Sinica Podcast

01.18.2013

China’s Urban Billion

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn

Lurking silently behind practically every story on Chinese economic growth over the last thirty years has been the country’s unprecedented shift from being an overwhelmingly rural society to what is now a largely urban one, with almost 700...

China’s Dirty Clean-Up

Sophia Woodman

Every year, millions of China’s poorest and most vulnerable people are arrested on the streets of the nation’s cities merely because the way they look or speak identifies them clearly as “outsiders,” not native to the city in question, or...