With so many migrating from rural areas, what does this mean for Chinese agriculture and its domestic food security?In all likelihood, it will look more like the UK - importing an increasing proportion of its food with the wealth generated by its urban industry and commerce.
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Petraeus has joined forces with gun-control Leftists, including former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Astronaut-turned-activist Michael Kelly, and launched yet another gun control advocacy organization.
Since 1950 there has been a huge worldwide increase in the percentage of population living within cities.
The trend shows no sign of stopping - for the next 20 years, the flow of people is predicted to continue soaring.
Some commentators believe this move to urban living is good for the environment because of denser housing and greater use of public transport.
Studies have shown city dwellers on four continents have smaller carbon footprints than their countries' national averages.
In 1950, the population living in UK cities was 79% - already a large figure - but one which is set to rise to 92.2% by 2030.
Elsewhere, China's percentage rose from 13% to 40.4% between the years 1950-2005, and is predicted to rise to 60.3% by 2030.
Perhaps you’ve heard the expression: “We have met the enemy and he is us.” Cartoonist Walt Kelly’s famed possum, Pogo, first uttered that cry.
In light of alien disaster movies like the recent sequel Independence Day: Resurgence and America’s disastrous wars of the twenty-first century, I’d like to suggest a slight change in that classic phrase: we have met the alien and he is us.
Just a few years ago, General David Petraeus was a highly respected military leader; the commander of U. Forces in Afghanistan, and later serving as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Sorrowfully, human foibles undid the Great Man — shamed and prosecuted for revealing classified national security information during an affair with his biographer.