More than 40% of China’s urban population will consist of migrant workers by 2025 , the Financial Times reported, citing a report by the McKinsey Global Institute. Chinese cities will add 243 million migrant workers by 2025, on top of the 103 million migrant workers currently in urban areas. This will bring China’s total urban population up to around 1 billion. In medium and large cities, almost half the population will be migrants, nearly three times the current level. The influx of urban migrants will present Beijing with challenges in providing social welfare programs to these migrants, many of which are currently denied to them.