Kam Wing Chan (2013), Can China’s Urbanization save the World? Association of American Geographers, http://www.aag.org/cs/news_detail?pressrelease.id=2090
For the first time in Chinese history more people now live in cities and towns than in the countryside. Some 700 million urban dwellers now account for more than half of China’s total population. Many pundits, such as Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, have said this urban transition will be one of the two main forces shaping the world in the 21st century.