May 31, 2016 07:22 PM

Tongzhou Tightens Household Permit Requirements

(Beijing) – Authorities introduced tougher restrictions on granting household registration permits in the less populated Tongzhou District in eastern Beijing, which is slated to become the new home to city government agencies.

Those who own two or more homes in the capital will only be eligible for a household registration document, or hukou, in Tongzhou if they can prove their home in the district is their primary residence, the Tongzhou government said in a statement on May 27.

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