From pension to GDP: Government's New Year Resolutions

Updated: 2016-01-07 09:53


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From pension to GDP: Government's New Year Resolutions

Wu Zhicheng, a Beijing resident who has no hukou, checks a paper that may help him reinstate his household registration in January, 2016. Wu said he lost his hukou 43 years ago because of a mistake that occurred when the local police relocated it to his employer. [Photo by Wu Jiang/for China Daily]

100 million migrant workers will be granted urban resident status

From 2016, China will roll out a policy to grant 100 million migrant workers urban resident status, according to Xu Shaoshi, head of the National Development and Reform Commission.

Xu added the move is expected to drive home sales and consumption.

Nearly 55 percent of migrant workers live in cities but less than 40 percent hold a "hukou" (official residence status) for the places where they live and work.

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