AS150 3-17-08 - China 3/17/2008 AS150, Migration and...

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China 3/17/2008 AS150, Migration and Multiculturalism in Asia
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Population 1,314,000,000, July 2006 9,597,000 sq km, slightly smaller than the US 23 provinces, including Taiwan 5 autonomous regions 4 municipalities 2 special administrative regions
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The Floating Population Zhu, Yu, “The floating population’s household strategies and the role of migration in China’s regional development and integration,” 2003 The late 1970s Economic Reforms, open-door policies Regional disparities widened The mid-1980s The gap between urban and rural areas further widened The mid-1990s 80-100 million, nearly 1/10 of the total population
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Pull Factors The new growth corridor from Shandong (north) to Guandong (south) Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), technology transfer, and marketing channels by Chinese overseas and Chinese in HK, Macao & Taiwan
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Push Factors Economic reforms, deregulations of the centralized economic plans — massive layoff of workers from the
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