|The mobilization in the population occurred in the most prominent manner in Guangdong, Shanghai and Beijing, with the Sichuan province as the major source of outgoing population. Meng estimates that by 2035, rural and urban population would both reach 50%, each reaching approximately 750 million people. According to this estimation, within 35 years China is going to transform 350 million of rural population, the equivalent of the total population of the European Union, into urban population. However, such speed of transformation is not fast enough, according to Meng. He states that China should be transforming 700 million people, the double of EU population, into urban population. However, this would be a rather difficult procedure, as China is also facing increasing pressure in employment.