Caixin
Aug 07, 2013 02:19 PM

Abolishing Hukou System Should Be One Goal of Reform

Come autumn, the government will consider a series of major reforms, one of which is household registration reform. The reform, which is closely linked to urbanization, involves people's land, welfare and a host of other issues, and progress has been slow.

In the face of China's declining growth potential, a shrinking demographic dividend and growing social tensions, changing the dual rural-urban social structure is the effective way to move human resources to areas and regions where production is more efficient. At the same time, it accelerates the country's switch to a new pattern of economic growth so as to prevent falling into the "middle-income trap."

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