Global Journalist Radio
China's Urban Migration
6:30pm - 7:00 pm, March 29, 2012
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The magnitude of China’s urban migration is hard to fathom when you hear the numbers. In the past 30 years, the country’s urban population has more than doubled. Last year, the more than 270 million peasants registered to live in the countryside were working in urban areas. They left their families and farmland behind in search for a better life in China’s cities. Over the next 30 years, the urban population is expected to double, once again, reaching one billion.
Join our host, David Reed, for a discussion on China’s urban migration, the workers fueling this transformation and the registration system that regulates internal migration in the country. Our guests will include Michelle Dammon Loyalka, author of Eating Bitterness: Stories from the Front Lines of China’s Great Urban Migration; and Mark Frazier, Chair of the international studies department at the University of Oklahoma.
Listen to the Global Journalist program this Thursday, March 29 at 6:30 on KBIA 91.3 FM.
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