Tsinghua Professor: Big Chinese Cities Need Slums for Migrant Workers

From Xinhua:

A Chinese scholar from one of China’s most prestigious universities claimed slums should be allowed to exist in China’s big cities to provide shelters for the urban poor.

“It is no shame for big cities to have such areas. On the contrary, Shenzhen and other cities should take initiatives to build cheap residential areas for low-income residents including migrant workers who want to stay in the cities where they work,” said Tsinghua University Professor Qin Hui.

“By building those areas, big cities could show more consideration for low-income residents, and provide them with more welfare,” Qin said in his speech at a public forum on urbanization in Shenzhen over the weekend.

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