Urbanization and Land Reform under China’s Current Growth Model: Facts, Challenges and Directions for Future Reform

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In the first installment of the Brookings-Tsinghua Center Policy Series, Nonresident Senior Fellow Tao Ran explores how China’s growth model since the mid-1990’s has led to a series of distortions in the country’s urban land use, housing price and migration patterns.

The report further argues for a coordinated reform package in China’s land, household registration and local public finance system to address the serious challenges China is facing in its urbanization process.

Read the report (in Chinese) »