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Endless cities: will China’s new urbanisation just mean more sprawl?

The announcement that new megacity Xiongan will be built near Beijing is the latest is making an effort to take pressure off Chinas biggest metropolises. Can it make? Wu Shuhua sells heydays from the back of her bicycle in the charming, tree-lined streets of Shanghais Xuhui district. Initially from a village in neighbouring Jiangsu province, Wu came to the prosperous eastern city for its abundant economic opportunities. But it isnt easy to make it big in Shanghai without education or associates. There are many flower marketers in the city two…

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