December 31st, 2008
I really hope somebody else translates this article in full. It’s a bit much for me to get my head around right now, and there’s a chance that lzh will be let off work at midday, which means that I may have to quickly pack up and leave for Deshengmen so we can get out to Yanqing before the tourists. In other words, I quite likely don’t have time to sit down and figure it all out. But it is certainly an interesting article that sets out planned reform and developments for Beijing’s rural areas and the rural/urban boundary areas. What grabbed my attention was the headline:
Beijing urban and rural hukou planned to have unified registration
Among many other reforms aimed at raising living standards in the rural areas, the registration system for urban and rural household registrations in Beijing will be unified.
There’s a lot more in that article, but hopefully somebody else has the time to translate it all properly. I’m waiting for my own summons out to the countryside, which could come at any moment, and so don’t really have time right now.