Congress In Brief

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 04 March, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 04 March, 2008, 12:00am

Migrant worker seeks access to city's low-income housing

Kang Houming has been in the limelight, with reporters keen to interview the first three migrant workers elected to the national legislature. Since arriving in Beijing on Thursday he had been interviewed by more than 50 journalists, the China News Service reported. Mr Kang started working in the city at the age of 16, and had only saved about 20,000 to 30,000 yuan. 'It's impossible to buy a house, as I can't even afford the deposit,' he said. He suggested expanding low-income housing - which mainly caters to city dwellers - so migrant workers could also afford it. Klaudia Lee