A man walks past a billboard in Beijing. Construction workers, machine operators in factories, office cleaners -- these are just some of the types of migrant workers who have been at a disadvantage under the household registration system known as “hukou”. Photo: AFP

Tearing down the wall: Beijing to stop classifying its residents as rural or urban

Household registration reform guidelines state all residents will be equal, with uniform benefits

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A man walks past a billboard in Beijing. Construction workers, machine operators in factories, office cleaners -- these are just some of the types of migrant workers who have been at a disadvantage under the household registration system known as “hukou”. Photo: AFP
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