China becomes more urban than rural

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New data shows that for the first time China has more people living in cities than it does in the countryside.

The massive migration from rural China to urban areas has come about as more and more people move to find work and a better standard of living.

It's been the biggest movement of people ever, with 20 million people moving to cities last year alone.

But it is a phenomenon also happening elsewhere.

Deutsche Bank's global strategist, Sanjeev Sanyal, an expert on population, has been speaking to the BBC's Rico Hizon.

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