Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Hukou reform

Urbanization means there are many rural migrants to cities. However, China's hukou system makes life difficult for the migrants.

The household registration system (hukou) determines where children go to school, where families receive medical care, and where people can take advantage of most government services. The registrations are not transferable. If your family is registered in rural Shandong, you'll not be eligible for any services if you move to Beijing.

This puts a break on recruiting workers who are needed in urban areas and great hardships on those who migrate.

Is the Vice-Premier a high enough official to prompt reforms?

Vice Premier calls for accelerating household registration reform
Zhang Gaoli
Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli Friday urged increased efforts to meet urbanization reform targets while speeding up household registration system reform.

Zhang, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks when addressing a teleconference on the reform of the national household registration system…

Zhang stressed the target of increasing the ratio of registered urban residents to 45 percent of the total population by 2020. The ratio was 35.9 percent at the end of 2014…

He also called for reforming accompanying policies of urbanization and providing newly-settled urban residents with better public services.

The household registration system, which has divided the nation into rural and urban populations since the 1950s, provides access to education, health care and other public services.

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2 Comments:

At 2:26 PM, Blogger Habib Malik said...

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At 8:09 AM, Blogger Ken Wedding said...

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