Millions of rural residents have moved to China’s cities as the economy has expanded over the decades. Photo: Xinhua
Millions of rural residents have moved to China’s cities as the economy has expanded over the decades. Photo: Xinhua

Could this be the end for China’s notorious household registration system?

  • Senior public security official flags plan to register people and provide services to them where they live – and not where they are born
  • Immense barriers remain to change the hukou system that has divided urban and rural residents since the 1950s

Millions of rural residents have moved to China’s cities as the economy has expanded over the decades. Photo: Xinhua
Millions of rural residents have moved to China’s cities as the economy has expanded over the decades. Photo: Xinhua
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