Whereas the hukou system has historically cemented inequalities between urbanites and country-dwellers, it now enforces a divide between people born into wealthy cities and those who must scrape by in poor ones. “The rising issue is where you are actually registered, and what that registration means for your entitlements,” says Samantha Vortherms of University of California, Irvine. 

For the full story, please visit https://www.economist.com/china/2020/08/19/changes-to-chinas-hukou-system-are-creating-new-divides.

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