UR­BAN­IZA­TION FACTS

China Daily (Canada) - - IN DEPTH -

• China’s ur­ban­iza­tion rates: 36.2 per­cent in 2000; 44.9 per­cent in 2007; 51.3 per­cent in 2011. • From 1984 to 2011, there were 481 mil­lion new ur­ban res­i­dents; 49 per­cent in east­ern cities, 22 per­cent in western cities. • From 1978 to 2010, ur­ban­iza­tion led to a five­fold in­crease in en­ergy con­sump­tion. • Ur­ban sewage dis­charge in­creased to 37.9 bil­lion cu­bic me­ters in 2010 from 33.2 bil­lion cu­bic me­ters in 2000.

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