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Li Keqiang Urges More Urbanization to Support China’s Growth

Li Keqiang, set to become China’s premier in March, said the nation must deepen its rural-urban population shift to support growth while avoiding the economic stagnation associated with middle-income countries.

Urbanization is a “huge engine” of China’s future economic growth, Li, currently vice premier, said today in a full-page article on economic development on page three of People’s Daily, the Communist Party’s mouthpiece.