China’s household registration system, is the world’s only, only one kind of Chinese characteristics.
In any other country or region, if a city accepts your labor force, it proves that the city needs you, so children go to school near their parents’ workplace.
There is no city that has absorbed parents as a workforce but has not solved the problem of educating their children.
Under China’s distinctive hukou system, a Beijing hukou is sometimes harder to get than a green card.
My friend made a profound comparison and found that the possibility of getting a household registration in Shanghai is much higher than that in Beijing.
Li Jiaqi and Yang Chaoyue were able to get hukou in Shanghai, which everyone thought was reasonable. If they had been in Beijing, they would not have been able to get hukou either.
Shanghai is loosening its hukou system in order to attract top talent.
In Shanghai, almost all graduates with a master’s degree from world-class universities can get a hukou as long as they meet the basic application requirements, but that is not possible in Beijing.
We looked at Beijing’s hukou system and found only two channels.
The first is that you go to a state-owned enterprise that gives you a hukou, and if you miss out on the status of a fresh graduate, this road is basically blocked.
The second is that you take points to settle down, or have a special talent introduction policy, this one probability is lower, longer.
So recently, after I studied the hukou system with my brother, I gave it up.
My brother is about 40 years old. I really hope he can come back to Beijing from Guangzhou. After all, we still hope to have a family reunion when we are old.
However, we tried countless ways, but we could not solve the problem of his child’s studying in Beijing and the college entrance examination. After much entanglement, we finally gave up and decided to live in Beijing, but let his child go to school in Tianjin.
It’s hard to feel at home in a city when you belong to it but your children don’t.
When it comes to the ease of getting a hukou, Beijing loses and Shanghai wins.
Finally, why do I stay in Beijing? I think about it, because I have no choice.
People tend to stay in familiar territory.