More and more information is coming out of China about the social transformation that is taking place. China’s leaders have embarked on a program to turn the majority of people into urbanites. This program will take decades to unravel at a huge expense.
It’s a risky endeavor that may fail because overlooked is the fact that the country may not be able to afford the consequences of this social engineering. Moving millions of people into cities, living in high-rise dwellings, sustaining employment and paying the welfare bill may be too much for the government to handle. What then? No one has the answer.
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