Picture Story: Personalizing China’s Urbanization

October 28, 2013

By David Walker

© Justin Jin

Justin Jin explored how individuals are coping with China's rapid urbanization. In this image, a man salvages construction waste at the site of a bulldozed village where he used to live. Click on the Photo Gallery link below to see more images.

Much has been reported about urbanization in China, where the government is pushing millions of people to relocate from rural areas to towns and cities in order to create a consumer-based economy. It’s a huge economic and social experiment with an uncertain outcome, and so far, the Western press has taken a mostly macro view of the story, focusing on...

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