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Post time 2019-12-1 10:59:36 |Display all floors

(People's Daily Online) China has been slum-free since the founding of the People's Republic of China 70 years ago.

Some may assume that city villages are slums because they are also places where low-income residents live. However, Chinese villages are different from slums in other countries in various ways.

First of all, slums are formed in the process of fast urbanization and industrialization when rural residents flood cities and voluntarily and illegally built clusters of houses.

People in city villages used to live in the suburbs rather than the urban centers. However, because of city expansion, their villages naturally became a part of the growing city.

According to Li Tie, an urban development economist, as the city kept expanding, the demand for land grew. In this process, the farmer's collective-owned rural land inevitably became state-owned urban land.

Slums are crowded and suffer low sanitation coverage, and people there live in poverty. Meanwhile, administration is inadequate because the governments often neglect the areas or are unwilling to improve them through proper management. As a result, slums often become a hotbed of crime.

The city villages in China are safe and legal. Besides, Chinese governments at all levels have made efforts to improve the living environment of city villagers.

China's city villages are village-based, which means communities are managed collectively. In this case, they won't expand more than they should, said Li.

In addition, the migrant population flow is driven by employment, while in some developing and developed countries, slum dwellers often suffer unemployment and extreme poverty, Li added.

China, while promoting urbanization, has integrated city village development into urbanization. As a result, city villages have become much more livable.

Official data indicated that 59.58 percent of Chinese people were urban residents by the end of 2018, up 48.94 percentage points from 1949.

There is indeed a large migrant population in Chinese cities, who are underprivileged compared with urban residents.

To uplift the living conditions of these people, China has rolled out the shantytown renovation project. Meanwhile, it also places great importance on providing housing to middle- and low-income households by developing the public rental housing sector.

More than 80 million units of government-subsidized housing have been built, helping over 200 million people with their housing problems, forming the world's most extensive housing security system, said Wang Menghui, minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development.

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Post time 2019-12-2 11:37:26 |Display all floors
China is doing everything it can to house its people.  And it's very well organized not like some ex colonists...

  The problem with them ex colonial places is mismanagement...
Just imagine folks renting out private apartments while living in government  housing flat...
   Others residing overseas while their cheap to keep government flat is collecting dust and the mail box is regular taken care of by a friendly neighbour...

  How many flats!  That's why we have computers, mind you, but they need to be linked... Just like credit and ID cards. Swipe them and  off you are to a foreign Country...
Congratulations to the Middle Kingdom, they can mange 1,400, 000,000 of them plus heaps of tourists...


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Post time 2019-12-2 15:30:24 |Display all floors
that is  great

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Post time 2019-12-2 15:31:12 |Display all floors
that is great  i agree that

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Post time 2019-12-7 11:24:11 |Display all floors

One should visit China and see for oneself so as not to be surprised from time to time about China.
China is like any other country on Earth!

Chinese civilization is in written record with writings of a common form of writing. China believes that there were civilizations that were more advanced than hers. Unfortunately, due to unknown and unexplained reasons, those civilizations were lost or records could not be understood.

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Post time 2019-12-7 11:26:35 |Display all floors

With concerted effort of the Chinese and their government to change and improve for betterment, the determination to achieve it propels them to their goals realistically!

China government loves her people. She knows that her people are the core and make things work!

Nothing new!

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