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Kim Surges Forward

From the Sydney Morning Herald:

China enlists World Bank to help deal with urban migration


Li Keqiang, set to become China’s premier in March, asked the World Bank to help undertake a study on urbanization to help deal with the migration of more than a fifth of its population from the countryside…

“He asked us to get engaged in the study quickly and he wants the study to help form his own strategic approach to urbanization,” World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said at a press briefing in Beijing today at the end of his first official visit to China since becoming head of the Washington-based lender in July…

“There’s no question that the premier and the new regime wants [sic] to surge forward in a strategic, evidence-based way,” Kim said. “This is why we are going to tackle this massive study and do it very quickly.”

Surge forward in a strategic, evidence-based way?

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