BEIJING: China will give household registration permits to its unregistered citizens and make medical insurance coverage more equal, the government said on Wednesday, as it looks to overhaul systems often under fire for failing those people most in need.
The move on household registration – or “hukou” – will open access to basic rights such as schooling and healthcare for about 13 million people. Hukou are needed if a person wishes to marry, open a bank account, take out medical insurance and get access to basic education.
Good move otherwise they will destroy China social culture.
What a change in Chinese mind.
An excellent step taken by the Chinese Government for its residents. By the way, there are thousands of undocumented migrants in European countries especially UK for more than a decade unable to work or travel and exploited them by the immigration solicitors and the Government itself by charging exorbitant fees. Please follow similar steps by European countries at least for long term residents.
Born to legal parents and in their own country, yet denied citizenship just because the one child norm in place to curb the increasing population. What is the benefit they achieved by rejecting their citizenship at the first place?
Its illegal to call its own citizens as illegal…. these are not migrants from Russia, Afg, Pak, Ind, Ban, Nepal, Bhutan,etc.. its their very own ppl..
Why deprived these people from Hukou (Right to get basics in China); that comes to mind first!
Well, if you have woken up to the reality now, still a welcome move by Imperialist Capitalist China!
Can India or rather it must provide insurance, medical facilities, basic subsistence to all its citizens? Yes, I am not saying free; give jobs to all workable hands, we have enough money & scope to do that!
An action that is long overdue…..millions have suffered living in the shadows without citizens right for no fault of their own.
Once again the media is publishing articles suggesting that R*d China is just another normal country that is involved in science and finance and cares about air pollution and fixing the terrorist problem in the World.
Pretty goood move from the Chinese government!!!
I am amazed how a country could call children of legal Chinese citizens as illegal citizens just because the parents did not follow illegal one child policy!
Mahendra Kumar Nayak
Very positive approach by China.
In India, govt. do not need to gibe this rights.Illegal Immigrants already possess enough documents which give them access to all rights in India