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Counterurbanization, also known as deurbanization, refers to the demographic and social phenomenon in which individuals relocate from urban areas to rural areas. This trend is inversely related to urbanization and initially emerged as a response to inner-city deprivation. Recent studies have highlighted the social and political factors driving counterurbanization and its impact in developing countries undergoing mass urbanization, such as China. This trend can contribute to the phenomenon of shrinking cities.