如何理解中国的城镇化率 / Understanding the Urbanisation Rate in China

Dr. QiuAijun, Deputy Director General, China Center for Urban Development, gives an insight on China’s urbanization rate in the March 2012 Newsletter. China Center for Urban Development is a National Partner Organization with the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA).

“The National Bureau of Statistics of China indicated that the urbanisation rate in China reached 51.3% by the end of 2011. From 1978 to 2011, the urbanisation rate rose from 17.92% to 51.3%. Indeed, such rapid growth is a prominent result of the economic and social development. However, we have to clearly recognise and understand the urbanisation rate in China to avoid being blindly optimistic and misjudging the situation.”

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