NEWS
China Reform May Add Demand
Lin Tan DTN China Correspondent
Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:30 PM CDT

BEIJING (DTN) -- Even though Jinlong Han owns five restaurants and has worked in Beijing for 33 years, he must pay extra for his 12-year-old daughter to attend school despite the fact she's one of the best students in her class.

His family household registration, called a Hokou, is in the rural region of Inner Mongolia, which prevents him from accessing public services like healthcare, insurance and education in China's urban areas.

"I will send her to Canada for a better education after she finishes middle school," Han said.

The Hokou system has been a restriction on Chinese migrating from ...

Quick View
Related News Stories
Drought Worsens China Water Crisis
China Sets Soybean Import Record
China Battles Big Cotton Reserves
China Is Awash in Grain Crops