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Glimpses of China's urbanisation drive

Last updated on: March 4, 2013 12:11 IST

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China has started a massive urbanization program. According to reports, China's urbanised population will rise from 51 per cent in 2011 to 70 per cent  in 2030.

China plans to upgrade many towns into cities and improve its infrastructure to attract more people to urban areas.

Here are glimpses of China's urbanisation program...

 



Image: New apartment buildings, where the local government built homes for former miners and farmers as part of an urbanization program, are seen in Mentougou district, suburb of Beijing.
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Zhang Qingyuan (L) and Lin Guizhen pose with a statue of the late Chinese leader Mao Zedong, an item which the couple say they respect the most and have kept with them for the last 40 years, in Mentougou district, suburb of Beijing.

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A tricycle drives past an large advertisement board of a new apartment complex at a new residential town in Beijing,

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Lu Jianmin watches television inside her house in Huaxi village, at Jiangsu province.

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A labourer walks at a construction site where houses will be raised for people who will be relocated in Badong, on the banks of the Yangtze River, in Hubei province.

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Zeng Lingjun plays with his son next to an urinal at his home inside an unused toilet of a hotel in Shenyang, Liaoning province.

Zeng, who is a shoe repairer, rented the unused toilet of a hotel in 2006 as his home, and made up his family by marrying Wang Zhixia in 2010.

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A run-down house, located near a huge state-owned lead smelter, is pictured in the town of Tianying, Anhui Province.

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Guests walk in the lobby of the new skyscraper tower of Huaxi village before its official inauguration in Jiangsu province.
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A boy walks past houses in a residential area for migrant workers in Beijing.

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Buildings are seen on a hillside in Hong Kong.

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An ethnic Uighur woman hugs her son as she stands outside her house with her daughter (R) and neighbors at an old residential area of Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

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Students and teachers gather to attend a flag-raising ceremony on the roof of a branch of Lingzhi primary school, which is housed inside a rented four-storey residential building, in Wuhan, Hubei province.

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Clothes are seen hanging outside a bus which has been converted into a dwelling for Lu Changshan and his wife, near newly-constructed residential buildings in Hefei, Anhui province.

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Construction workers attend the inauguration ceremony of the new skyscraper tower of Huaxi village, in Jiangsu province.

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A man walks past newly built houses at Dadun village of Lingshui ethnic Li Autonomous County, Hainan province.

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Children play on a tricycle behind a fence, with clothes hanging, at a residential area for migrant workers in Beijing.

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Chen Haoliang (L), a 36-year-old Honda Lock factory worker, eats lunch with his family at home, in the factory town of Xiaolan in southern China's Guangdong province.

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A general view of old residential flats, which contain sub-divided units, at Sham Shui Po, one of the oldest districts in Hong Kong.

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A local resident climbs towards a Chinese national flag planted at the top of his former house, which was demolished to make way for a new residential complex in Xi'an, Shaanxi province.

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A woman walks in an area where old residential buildings are being demolished to make room for new skyscrapers in central Shanghai.

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A woman holds a baby at a new housing area in Huaxi village, at Jiangsu province.

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A family walks in front for are houses for sale at the replica village of Austria's UNESCO heritage site, Hallstatt, in China's southern city of Huizhou in Guangdong province.

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Workers hang from the side of residential buildings under construction in the Chinese port city of Tianjin.

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A woman stands in front of her home which built by discarded wooden materials next to residential areas in Wuhan, Hubei province.

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Labourers use excavators on top of a residential building under demolition in Yuhuan County of Taizhou City, Zhejiang province.

The building was discovered to incline to the west due to a weak pile foundation.

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A man sits at the door of his cave-room in Yuncheng, Shanxi province.

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Residential buildings are seen in Wuhan, Hubei province.

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A woman smiles at a baby a new housing area of Huaxi village, at Jiangsu province.

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A migrant worker washes his head in front of a shipping container which serves as his accommodation near a residential construction site in Hefei, Anhui province.

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A residential area is seen in Pudong district in Shanghai.



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