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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's hukou system stands in the way of its dream of prosperity

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by KAM WING CHAN

    ... the country's boom over the past 30 years. Without the hukou system, there would be no China as we know it today. Some have said that it is China's most potent dirty, secret weapon. While ... into an underclass. And since the hukou status is hereditary by law, this underclass position gets passed on to the next generation. This caste-like system is what has made China's urban story so ...

  2. 'End hukou system' call earns rebuke

    Posted Mar 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Editors at The Economic Observer, the newspaper which initiated a joint editorial published on Monday criticising the mainland's hukou (household registration) system, have ... on the nation's legislators to abolish the hukou system, calling it 'obsolete', 'unconstitutional' and 'a violation of human rights'. Collaborators included well-known titles ...

  3. Capital tightening hukou system to limit migrants

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing The Beijing municipal authorities have tightened up the widely criticised household registration, or hukou, system to curb the influx of migrants to the capital, ... if the authorities stuck to the targeted population. Despite the criticism of its discriminatory nature, the hukou system is increasingly used to control population growth, tame housing prices and restrict ...

  4. Editorial calls for abolition of hukou system

    Posted Mar 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng A joint editorial in 13 mainland newspapers has called on the nation's top legislative body to abolish the hukou system- strict population controls that have split ... of human rights. 'China's people have been suffering from the hukou system for a long time,' it said. 'We believe people are born to freedom and... the right to migrate... We ...

  5. Migrants failed by cities' efforts to mitigate unfairness of hukou system

    Posted Feb 14th 2011, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... economy, the hukou system can no longer stop people migrating to major cities, but it does deny them the same access to public services as those who have household registration. Liu's plight ... caused by the outdated system. Shanghai introduced the system of residence permits for skilled professionals in 2002, saying holders could apply for hukou in seven years. However, Liu said very ...

  6. Dismantling the hukou system requires care

    Posted Mar 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a campaign in the media and policymaking circles to abolish the outdated residency permit system. National People's Congress lawmakers should heed the calls and begin a concerted programme of reforms. The system, known as hukou, is an anomaly amid China's economic and social rise. It made a degree of sense when introduced in 1958 to minimise the movement of people to towns ...

  7. Hukou system to be placed on legislative agenda when time is right

    Posted Oct 30th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee A law reforming the notorious hukou permanent-resident registration system would be put on the agenda for the new term of the National People's Congress Standing Committee 'when conditions are ripe', the NPC legal committee said. While stressing the need to enact a residency law to redress problems caused by the system, the NPC Standing Committee's ...

  8. Rural hukou now a prize for graduates

    Posted Jul 25th 2010, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... Lulu Chen For many university graduates on the mainland, such as Zhou Jiaozhi, getting a rural hukou- or residency status- is now something to aspire to rather than flee from. It's a reversal almost unimaginable a few years ago, when acceptance into a university and the granting of a hukou in a large city was a major step toward success. But with unemployment running well above ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    China's household registration system a 'tool for corrupt officials'

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Commentators say that the household registration system has become a tool for corrupt officials For the rich and powerful, it's easy to get multiple hukou An ancient ... identity cards and two hukou (registered household addresses) to buy 20 properties in the capital. Gong, once reputed to be the coal mining county's richest woman, said she thought ...

  10. Changing countryside sees growing number seek return of rural hukou

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... registration has been around in China since the Xia dynasty (21st-16th century BC), the government introduced the current hukou system in 1951 to regulate migration by tying people to their places ... whether you are a farmer or an urban resident. The two most important things are housing and a son,' he said. This is where the hukou system affects which clauses of family planning policy ...




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