onsdag 25. november 2015

Chinese media fights social exclusion of those born outside one-child policy

Chinese state-run media has called for children born outside the country’s one-child policy to be given crucial household registration documents, an issue that has left as many as 13 million people in legal limbo. A “hukou” registration is essential in China to obtain basic social services such as schooling, healthcare and housing. Parents who violate the policy – which limited most to a single offspring but is to be replaced with a two-child rule for all – can register extra children only after paying a hefty fee. Read more