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Beijing’s government launches sweeping and heavy-handed plan to move people and businesses out of the capital city’s center

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ver the last 10 years, the population of the greater Beijing metro region has risen by about 6 million to 22 million, with more than half living in the central area.
8 months ago
Sky Canaves
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.
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