China’s National New-Type Urbanisation Plan was introduced in 2014 to serve as a guideline for China’s urban development and incorporates lessons learnt from home and abroad. Approximately RMB42 trillion was assigned to finance China’s urbanisation efforts over the next seven years.
One of its basic principles is putting people at the centre and making sure that all people can enjoy the country’s modernisation. The government has vowed to help 100 million migrant workers and other permanent urban residents to obtain urban hukou. The plan also highlights ecological sustainability and urbanisation quality. The concepts of “Humanistic city” and “Smart City” are officially included in plan.