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暂住 (zàn zhù): temporary residence
 
暂住 (zàn zhù): temporary residence
  
This refers to temporary residence permits currently needed for out-of-town visitors and workers in twenty-one cities (according to [http://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-cn/%E6%9A%82%E4%BD%8F%E5%88%B6%E5%BA%A6 Wikipedia], as of July 2010). Those in cities without a temporary residence permit are fined or deported. The temporary residence permits are of questionable legality because a similar national system of temporary residence permits have been abolished and many scholars find cities’ current systems of temporary residence permits to be unconstitutional. This is perhaps one reason for a trend in abolishing temporary residence permits. However, notable among those cities that retain the system of temporary residence permits are Beijing and Shanghai, which claim the permits are necessary to impose order. Some cities have changed the name of the permits from "temporary residence permit" to "residence permit" while retaining the same basic system.
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The state of “temporary residence” refers to permission that some Chinese must obtain to work or live in [http://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-cn/%E6%9A%82%E4%BD%8F%E5%88%B6%E5%BA%A6 21 cities in China]. Those in the cities without a temporary residence permit may be fined or deported. The temporary residence permits are of questionable legality because a similar national system of temporary residence permits has been abolished, and many scholars find cities’ current systems of temporary residence permits to be unconstitutional. However, notable among those cities that retain the system of temporary residence permits are Beijing and Shanghai, which claim the permits are necessary to impose order. Some cities have changed the name of the permits from “temporary residence permit” to “residence permit” while retaining the same basic system.
  
[[File:temp res.jpg|400px|thumb|left|People lining up in front of a police station in Beijing in 2008. Before the Olympics, Beijing stepped up its enforcement of temporary residence permits.]]
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[[File:temp res.jpg|400px|thumb|left|''People lining up in front of a police station in Beijing in 2008. Before the Olympics, Beijing stepped up its enforcement of temporary residence permits.'']]
[[File:temp res cartoon1.jpg|400px|thumb|left|Police officer weeding out people without the necessary permit.]]
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[[File:temp res cartoon.jpg|400px|thumb|left|Runner #2 is chained to a post labeled "out-of-town residency." The system of residency permits has been a hot topic of conversation in China and many calls have been made for its abolition. However, its supporters claim that it is necessary to prevent crime and overcrowding in the cities.]]
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[[File:temp res cartoon1.jpg|400px|thumb|left|''Police officer weeding out people without the necessary permit.'']]
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[[File:temp res cartoon.jpg|400px|thumb|left|''Runner #2 is chained to a post labeled “out-of-town residency.The system of residency permits has been a hot topic of conversation in China and many calls have been made for its abolition. However, its supporters claim that it is necessary to prevent crime and overcrowding in the cities.'']]
  
 
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Revision as of 17:57, 9 June 2013

暂住 (zàn zhù): temporary residence

The state of “temporary residence” refers to permission that some Chinese must obtain to work or live in 21 cities in China. Those in the cities without a temporary residence permit may be fined or deported. The temporary residence permits are of questionable legality because a similar national system of temporary residence permits has been abolished, and many scholars find cities’ current systems of temporary residence permits to be unconstitutional. However, notable among those cities that retain the system of temporary residence permits are Beijing and Shanghai, which claim the permits are necessary to impose order. Some cities have changed the name of the permits from “temporary residence permit” to “residence permit” while retaining the same basic system.

People lining up in front of a police station in Beijing in 2008. Before the Olympics, Beijing stepped up its enforcement of temporary residence permits.
Police officer weeding out people without the necessary permit.
Runner #2 is chained to a post labeled “out-of-town residency.” The system of residency permits has been a hot topic of conversation in China and many calls have been made for its abolition. However, its supporters claim that it is necessary to prevent crime and overcrowding in the cities.