The migrants that have swelled China's cities in recent decades still remain 'second-class citizens', unable to sell their rural land or have access to public services like schools or medical care. Will the country's new leaders change this?
Jun 2, 2013 The Economist
Following the Chinese government’s pledge to address its growing urban income gap, India’s The Economic Times suggest that current proposals do not go far enough.
Feb 12, 2013 The Economic Times
A 2,000 year old household registration system in China ties temporary urban workers to rural life.
Feb 10, 2013 The Washington Post
Eric Jaffe looks at the findings of a recent article in the medical journal The Lancet, which predicts massive public health challenges in China resulting from the country's urban influx of migrant workers.
Mar 16, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
According to Nate Berg, they're not to be found in the country's new megacities. In an article for The Atlantic Cities, Berg discusses a recent paper analyzing the outdated law preventing China's growth and prosperity from trickling down.
Mar 1, 2012 The Atlantic Cities