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
Topic |   China's population

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