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.