250 million Chinese have moved from the country into cities

Since 1985 250 million have left farms and agricultural occupations to seek fame and fortune in the cities.

There is now a huge growing middle class. 62 million people have moved from $1 a day to earning an income which has turned them into rampant consumers.

Consider the immediate implications - less food production - Increased consumerism (good or bad)? And the long term consequences as 250 million people want two cars per family (and why shouldn't they)? And 250 million people are no longer intrested in food production.

Interesting times. ann

Stats from McKinsey $ Company

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250 million Chinese have moved from the country into cities

Agree Adrian - it won't be like throwing a pebble into a pond and watching the ripples; more a very large rock. And just imagine if they hadn't implemented the one child policy - someone was surely thinking ahead. Sad for families I know but in the long run, maybe that is something more countries might have to consider - just one of the big decisions we could have to make going forward if this planet is to feed and provide for everyone. Interesting times - ann Sign up for our POWERTOOLS newsletter - tips and tools for growing your business, and receive a FREE e-book - 25 Ways To Beat a Recession Ann Andrews CSP The Corporate Tool-box Online Business and Training Resources

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Ann Andrews CSP

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250 million Chinese have moved from the country into cities

not suggesting anything Thomas, merely passing on what McKinsey have reported. It will have an impact on the world - that number of people moving away from food production must have an effect. Couple that with their massively increased spending power and it is a watch-that-space. Really when you think about it - it is the Chinese shift from an Agrarian age to the Age of Technology and missing out the Industrial age. Something the Western world went through 300 years ago. It is progress and it will impact for better or worse simply because of the sheer number of people involved. Interesting times as always - ann Sign up for our POWERTOOLS newsletter - tips and tools for growing your business, and receive a FREE e-book - 25 Ways To Beat a Recession Ann Andrews CSP The Corporate Tool-box Online Business and Training Resources

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250 million Chinese have moved from the country into cities

Ann are you suggesting the Chinese are starving or are going to starve? Thomas Power +447875695012 thomas.power@ecademy.com

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