Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny    4 / -7   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>China Society

Beijing residence permits updated

By Deng Jingyin (Global Times)

09:17, January 13, 2012

Beijing plans to launch a new residence permit for the floating population and foreign residents by the end of this year, which may provide more public services for holders than the current temporary permit system, according to the municipal government.

"We are waiting for the results of surveys to make detailed policy changes, such as how to apply for the permit and whether an address will be required for application," Liu Jingming, a deputy mayor of Beijing, said on Wednesday.

The survey covers population size, resident ages, careers, and difficulties faced, among others.

Currently, those without a Beijing hukou, or an official permanent residence permit in China, including expats, are required to apply for a temporary residence permit.

According to Beijing’s 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15), the local government will take strict steps to control the capital’s fast-growing population and ease pressure in the central urban districts.

"The residence permit is related to the nation’s population management policy, so we have to solicit opinions from different areas. The policies to be issued this year are still under improvement," Liu said.

The Annual Report on Analysis of Beijing Society-Building, published by the Social Sciences Academic Press last year, said that population growth is the biggest worry for Beijing during this five-year plan.

【1】 【2】


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Dinosaur fossils exhibition held in E China

  2. Lingering drought causes severe water shortage in Jiangxi Province

  3. Hong Kong Post to issue special stamps for Year of Dragon

  4. China’s first AHLC in training

Most Popular


  1. Why Russia's aircraft carrier visits Syrian port
  2. Central grain reserves turn into 'market stabilizer'
  3. A priority for Asia-Pacific shift
  4. Will US decline soon?
  5. High-level visits can boost Sino-US ties
  6. S.Korea, China can pull up from their nosedive
  7. Helping Iran weather a looming storm
  8. Give up copying US standards without question
  9. How to make 3 billion trips in 40 days
  10. Greater say needed on yuan's convertibility

What's happening in China

Hong Kong Post to issue special stamps for Year of Dragon

  1. Probe into formula milk after death of baby
  2. 44 arrested over loans in 'the village of BMWs'
  3. China's journalists told to better cover grassroots
  4. Client info leaked from e-shopping site
  5. Moutai ranked fourth most valuable label

PD Online Data

  1. Yangge in Shaanxi
  2. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  3. The drum dance in Ansai
  4. Shehuo in Baoji City
  5. The dragon dance