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.”