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Feb 01, 2019 06:17 PM
SOCIETY & CULTURE

Government Report Calls for Serious Reform of Residency System for Migrants

Tens of thousands of people travelled through Guangzhou Railway Station on Jan. 22, as migrants from around the country travel from the country's cities back to their rural hometowns for the upcoming Lunar New Year. Photo: VCG
Tens of thousands of people travelled through Guangzhou Railway Station on Jan. 22, as migrants from around the country travel from the country's cities back to their rural hometowns for the upcoming Lunar New Year. Photo: VCG

Serious reform of China’s so-called “hukou” system for housing registration was called for in a new government report released this week, which examined the integration of the migrant population into 50 major cities.

“The social integration of the floating population has made positive progress, but there is still a big gap from the ideal level,” said Xiao Zihua, director of the National Health Commission’s Migrant Population Service Center, at a seminar releasing the report.

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