The key causes of urban-rural conflict in China

Tit Wan Yu, Yuzhe Wu, Jiahui Shen, Xiaoling Zhang, Liyin Shen, Liping Shan

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In recent years, China has undergone an extremely rapid phase of urbanization, which has caused many acute problems between urban and rural areas. This paper identifies three categories of social, economic and environmental conflict, and investigates their significance according to the views of two different populations using a questionnaire survey and interviews. Using fuzzy set theory, the key causes of urban-rural conflict related to urbanization in China are identified. The differences in urban and rural people's perceptions of these key factors are discussed and the factors underlying these perceptions are analyzed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-73
Number of pages9
JournalHabitat International
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015


  • China
  • Key factors
  • Urban-rural conflict
  • Urbanization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nature and Landscape Conservation


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