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- A rising number of educated urbanites in China are choosing to wave goodbye to city life and head back to the land.
- “Reverse urbanization” is picking up as infrastructure improves in remote areas.
- Last year the Ministry of Agriculture announced that seven million people had returned to the countryside from cities.
- Of these, 60% had done so to work in agriculture.
When thousands of diseased and bloated pig carcasses floated down a tributary of the Huangpu River in Shanghai in early 2013, after being dumped upstream by farmers, the stench turned Zheng Lixing’s stomach.
“If you were there, you wouldn’t have been able to eat for a few days,” says Zheng, a native of Shaanxi province in northwest China with a doctorate in polymer science from Tianjin University of Science and Technology.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
- China reportedly told researchers in sensitive, hi-tech sectors not to travel to US ‘unless it’s essential’
- A former Canadian diplomat was detained in Beijing after China warned of consequences for the arrest of Huawei’s CFO
- A senior US intelligence official warned that Chinese hacking is on the rise in preparation for future attacks