New Details for Earning Shanghai Residence Permits
From Shanghai Daily:
The Shanghai government released details of its three-year trial plan to make it easier for people from outside the city to become permanent residents, it said at a news briefing yesterday.
The first batch of applicants who meet the requirements only amount to about 3,000 as they must have held a Shanghai Residence Card for at least seven years, said Ye Minzhong, deputy director of the Shanghai Development and Reform Commission. The Shanghai Residence Card is a temporary permit that was launched in 2002.
[...]With a population of nearly 19 million people, Shanghai became the country’s first large city to ease its previously rigid hukou system in a bid to attract skilled professionals. Shanghai had about 7.2 million migrant people by the end of last year, according to the city’s population and family planning commission.
The Shanghaiist has criticisms from the web of the new hukou regulations from both migrant workers and Shanghai residents.