To match Special Report CHINA-URBANISATION/

Construction workers walk past a farmer leading his goat herd past newly constructed residential buildings in the town of Gushi in Henan Province, March 28, 2010. Gushi, a county some thousand kilometres south of Beijing, is a microcosm of the urbanisation tide reshaping China, driving investment to the country’s poorer interior, devouring farmland and creating cities that will absorb more residents than the total population of the United States in coming decades. This metamorphosis of farms to factories is at the heart of how China’s economy, a welterweight in global terms in 1980, could be the world’s biggest a decade from now. Picture taken March 28, 2010. To match Special Report CHINA-URBANISATION/ REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA – Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT) – RTR2GWKV