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  1. News - China - ADMINISTRATION

    China scraps urban-rural distinction in 'hukou' household registration system

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:29am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Analysts say change to 'hukou' system unlikely to have immediate effect on social benefits Urban-rural residence distinction to be removed The decades-old distinction between urban and rural dwellers in the mainland's widely hated hukou, or household registration system, is to end, but observers doubt it will bring an immediate ...

  2. News - China

    Guangdong to loosen hukou household registration system for millions of migrants

    Posted May 26th 2014, 04:43pm by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Guangdong set for reforms to hukou Guangdong is set to relax its rules for household registration, or hukou, to attract labour and support an ambitious plan to build towns in less-developed areas. The changes should make it easier for migrant workers to reunite with their families and non-local graduates to change jobs. The move was revealed by deputy ...

  3. News - China - GOVERNANCE

    State Council urged to halt 'illegal' extra permits required to secure hukou for babies

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 03:09pm by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com Experts write petition saying local bureaus are breaking the law by asking family-planning certificates for hukou Officials’ long-time practice of requiring special family-planning permits before parents can secure hukou residency papers for their babies is “clearly illegal”, according to lawyers and scholars who are calling for an end ...

  4. News - China Insider - household registration

    China relaxes household registration in bid to urbanise 100 million rural migrants

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:29pm by Chris Luo

    ... workers to settle in cities. The document released by the State Council will relax requirements for applications for city household registrations, or hukou, with smaller cities loosening ... regardless of them holding a hukou registration. The order came after Premier Li Keqiang pledged earlier this year to help 100 million farmers migrate to cities and receive urban hukou, as part ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Access to education vital in China's dream of urbanisation

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:00am by WINSTON MOK

    ... Winston Mok Winston Mok says the successful urbanisation of Chinese society will depend as much on improving access to education as on hukou reform Addition test Like in some other East ... though they have to be taken on the same dates. With rare exceptions, these exams have to be taken at one's place of household registration, or hukou. This means that migrant children, ...

  6. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Beijing lays out first steps in push to urbanise, including 'hukou' changes

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 05:25am by Staff Reporter

    ... demand and reduce urban-rural disparities. As a first step, restrictions under the household registration system, or hukou, will be removed in small cities and townships and gradually eased ... By partially relaxing the hukou, the leadership hopes to set reasonable conditions for settling in big cities while strictly controlling the population in mega cities. The hukou has long been ...

  7. News - China - REFORM

    Floating population place hopes in hukou reform

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 05:15am by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com People bemoan the restrictions of the residency system but change hinges on resources of cities Floating population place hopes in hukou reform After living in Beijing for 15 years, Jenny Sun, a 33-year-old arts teacher, was finally able to obtain a hukou that made the capital her legal home. Despite the change on paper, Sun doesn't feel like a true ...

  8. News - China - URBANISATION

    Non-residents face hard and costly road to get around the hukou barrier

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com Hard, costly road to leap the hukou hurdle After working in Beijing for 10 years, Gao Feng, 36, a senior manager at a private technology company, nearly has it all: three flats, two luxury cars, a good job and a happy family. What could be missing? A Beijing hukou. Hukou refers to permanent residency status, and an urban hukou often affords its ...




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