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Interview: Is the Hukou concept fading?

08-17-2010 08:47 BJT

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Working and living in Shanghai does not mean you need a residential permit. Shanghai has a population of 20 million people, but 6 million of them are not registered as permanent residents. Full Story>>

For more analysis, we turn again to our Current Affairs Commentator, Dr. Gao

Q:We saw in our previous reports that more and more people say they don't see any difference after obtaining permanent urban residency, except for some educational and medical benefits.

In your view, what does urban Hukou mean for Chinese people? Do you think the Hukou identification is fading in the fast process of urbanization?

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV

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