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Chinese Cities’ Expansion Plans Could House 3.4 Billion People

  • 3,500 new areas being considered by small cities dwarf demand
  • State media criticizes effort that could feed housing glut

New areas planned by China’s small cities could accommodate 3.4 billion people by 2030 -- or almost half the world’s current population -- a target that even Chinese state media calls problematic.

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