Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Houkou to be modified - China Daily

Farmers accumulate points for hukou
New plan to attract 1.8 million migrants to the city
By Zheng Caixiong
China Daily, 8 June 2010, p. 3

Guangzhou - South China Guangdong province has taken the lead in the country by introducing a new accumulating points system to grant urban hukou, or household registration, to migrant workers.
The province plans to attract 1.8 million migrant workers to become urban residents via the points accumulation system before the end of 2012... (...)
Guangdong aims to achieve an urbanization target of 67.5 percent by the end of 2012. (...)
Currently, farmers and migrant workers cannot enjoy the same treatment as their urban counterparts in employment, education, medical treatment, social security and related fields in the society. (...)
Farmers-turned workers who graduated from junior high school will have only five points while university graduates will have 80 points.
Those who violate the country's family-planning policy, or have criminal records, will have their points deducted...

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