Feb 25, 2015 07:45 PM

Closer Look: Local Officials Have Little Love for National Hukou Reform

(Beijing) – China plans to abolish its controversial use of residence permits and replace the system with one that allows people to access more public services.

The central government's plan is a laudable step toward reforming a much-criticized system that treats migrant workers and other people who do not have a local hukou, or household registration documents, as second-class citizens who cannot get basic services like schooling or health care.

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