China to urbanize migrant workers and improve residence permit systemStaff writer ▼ | February 2, 2016
China will integrate migrant workers into cities in an orderly way over the next five years, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said.
Jobs in China To help the integration of workers
Li said migrant workers are a major force for China's modernization and have made great contributions to economic and social development.
Given decades of economic advance, China's urban areas have been expanding rapidly with an enormous population of migrant workers swarming into cities, most of whom, although working and living there, have no urban household registration which can grant them equal public services to other residents.
By 2014, the number of migrant workers amounted to 273.95 million, accounting for 20 percent of the country's population. ■