A non-Beijing Chinese resident must be formally employed and paying into local social security funds, including pensions, health care and housing, for seven years continuously before he or she is qualified to apply for permanent residency. Photo: EPA

Beijing spells out strict residency rules for migrants to the capital

Capital introduces points-based system for migrants wanting to become permanent residents in an effort to make the application process fairer and more transparent

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A non-Beijing Chinese resident must be formally employed and paying into local social security funds, including pensions, health care and housing, for seven years continuously before he or she is qualified to apply for permanent residency. Photo: EPA
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