CHINA Beijing's point-based hukou system to open for annual application

CHINA

Beijing's point-based hukou system to open for annual application

Xinhua

21:32, May 17, 2019

BEIJING, May 17 (Xinhua) - This year's point-based household registration system for non-Beijingers to apply for the city's hukou, or household registration status, will be open for applications starting on May 22, authorities said Thursday.

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According to the Beijing municipal bureau of human resources and social security, the system will be open for applications for 60 days from May 22 to July 20.

Decided based on the city's development planning and population capacity, the quota for new hukou holders this year is 6,000. The winners' names, occupations and scores will be announced for public supervision in October.

Last year, a name list of 6,019 people was announced who had the most points among over 124,000 applicants for a Beijing hukou.

Beijing launched the point-based household registration system last year. A point-based household registration has also been piloted in cities like Shanghai. It has proved to be effective in satisfying the demand for personnel flow while limiting rapid growth of urban population.  

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