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China People's Congress

China vows to arrest demographic issues with new policy

NPC discusses revisions to country's 'hukou' household registration system

A girl at a school for children of migrant workers on the outskirts of Beijing. Due to China's "hukou" internal passports, parents in search of well-paying urban jobs often leave behind public services, including public schooling, they are entitled to as residents of their home villages.    © Reuters

SHANGHAI -- Chinese lawmakers attending the National People's Congress in Beijing have flagged the country's low birthrate and aging population, urging the government to accelerate policy fixes over the next five years.

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