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Friday, June 01, 2007
"The Greatest Migration in Human History"
In 1978, a mere 18 percent of Chinese lived in cities and towns. By 2010, the authorities estimate that 50 percent will, as part of what demographers and other experts say is the greatest migration in human history.
China's population is 1,321,851,888 (July 2007 est.). That means that in 1978, with a population of about 963 million, some 811 million were living in a rural setting. That calculates to some half a billion people that have migrated to the cities in China over the last 30 odd years.

Chongqing, a city of 12 million....and growing by the size of Orlando, FL every year. It will be larger than Beijing in no time.
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