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Переход Китая к урбанистическому росту

ШАНХАЙ – Вот уже около четырех десятилетий в Китае продолжается быстрый экономический рост. Но один мощный источник роста еще не полностью задействован: урбанизация. Сейчас потенциал мегаполисов как двигателя динамизма и повышения благосостояния наконец-то начинает привлекать к себе должное внимание.

В течение последнего десятилетия Китай работает над переходом от производственной модели роста, основанной на недорогой рабочей силе, к инновационной модели с более высокой добавленной стоимостью, в основе которой лежит высокая производительность. Урбанизация будет иметь решающее значение для содействия этому сдвигу, не в последнюю очередь за счет эффекта масштаба.

В настоящее время, хотя Китай занимает первое место в мире по населению и второе по объему экономики, только половина людей живет в урбанизированных районах, и менее 10% постоянно проживают в мегаполисах. А уровень урбанизации в стране остается значительно ниже среднемирового.

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