The Migrant Effect on Urban Space in Modern China

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Essay #: 055581
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The Migrant Effect on Urban Space in Modern China
Abstract
This paper shall assess the migrant effect on urban space in modern China.
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As China has emerged as a worldwide manufacturing and production center, the demographic characteristics within the country have evolved as well. While their economy has advanced, China’s social system has remained unchanged since the time of Chairmen Mao. The government’s inability to provide adequate opportunities for the lower classes threatens the long-term security of the nation and its autocratic ruling classes.
Prior to the twentieth century, China’s population was predominantly settled on farms and the countryside, as estimates suggest that no more than ten percent of Chinese people...
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.....Many western countries trade with China strictly because of the economic benefit, but abhor the lack of rights awarded to citizens. If this continued neglect of the migrants and working poor leads to demonstrations and unrest, the consequences could be disastrous for the ruling autocrats. China must acknowledge the basic rights of all its citizens, and in true communist form, provide at the least adequate services, housing and employment opportunities.
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