Beijing plans new residence permit

Updated: 2012-02-02 13:30


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Beijing plans to launch a new residence permit instead of the temporary license for migrant workers in 2012, the vice-mayor Liu Jingmin said on the city's two sessions, Guangzhou Daily reported Thursday.

The new Beijing residence permit will allow people to enjoy more public services than the current temporary pass. The move will also allow the city's government departments to get a better grip on Beijing's population, jobs and public resources, said Liu.

Experts predict that the residence permit would provide holders the same rights as people with Beijing Hukou, or an official permanent residence permit in the fields of public transport, employment, social security and medical insurance, but not in housing and car purchases as well as children's schooling.