March 2013 AD
A Communist Flair
Once again, you have to read between the lines to get the full impact of CNN's story about the Hukou system in China, as implemented by the Communists when they took control of China.
(Our site's general comments are underlined in the story below,
but special notes are very educational)
Special Note 1: What culture was in effect before Communism?
Of particular note is this sentence excerpted from the CNN article:
"The institutionalized restriction of people's movement in China goes back for centuries, and was re-introduced by the Communist Party after 1949."
You have to ask yourself,
"What came between the ancient Chinese Hukou times and modern Communist Hukou times?"
The answer: the Christian Conquest and colonizatiuon of China!
The Christian trading countries of England, Germany and others, who had occupied China before the Communist takeover, had thrown out the traditional discriminatory Chinese Hukou system and had implemented Christian ideals of equality and love for one another.
Only after the "atheist" Communists took control of China did they reinstate this cruel and hateful class discrimination policy from the past.
Special Note 2: Communists hate the Masses!
This shows in clear detail how Communism is always about class warfare, exactly because that is the way they think.
Once their "communist class" wins, Communists always severely punish all other classes, ESPECIALLY, the class of the MASSES!
His journey is just one of 3.4 billion trips that will be taken during China's Lunar New Year.
Segregation and Discrimination
An unprecedented number of Chinese will travel home this year to be with family and friends during the holiday, making it the world's largest annual migration of people.
Their yearly homecoming has been repeated over and over for the past two decades, reuniting families in the villages with the workers who have fueled China's economic miracle.
But that growth has come at a tremendous personal cost thanks in part to a household registration system called "hukou."
Communist Hukou victimizes Rural Masses
The hukou is akin to an internal passport that divides the population into rural and urban residents. As such, migrant workers are prevented from accessing social services in the city they're working in.
The deeply discriminatory nature of China's hukou system came into clear focus last month after the fatal collapse of a bridge in Henan. Local media reports said victims' families with an urban hukou would receive 400,000 yuan in compensation compared to 180,000 yuan for those with a rural hukou.
Communists revive Hukou
The institutionalized restriction of people's movement in China goes back for centuries, and was re-introduced by the Communist Party after 1949. Labor rights activist Han Dongfang of China Labor Bulletin says China's booming economy in recent years has made many hukou restrictions disappear, especially those that restrict the freedom of movement.
Communist Hukou victimizes the Masses
"But restrictions on access to education, welfare, medical and housing benefits still exist and disproportionately affect the poorest and least educated citizens," he says.
"In effect, the hukou system now only targets the poor."
Communist Hukou treats Victims like Illegal Immigrants
Rob Schmitz, the China-based correspondent for Marketplace, often reports on labor issues in China. He puts the plight of China's migrant workers under the hukou system in simple and stark terms: "They are treated like illegal immigrants inside their own country."
And these "illegals" make up a major portion of the urban populace. Beijing may have a population of over 20 million, but migrant workers make up a third of its residents.
Thanks to the hukou system, one-third of the population of the Chinese capital are without access to basic services like health care and education.
Communist Hukou mistreats the Children
"One of the biggest issues within the hukou system is the children," says Schmitz. "Many children are born in the large cities where their parents have moved to. This is their hometown, as far as they know it... but once they turn a certain age, and if they want to go to college someday, they will have to move to where their household registration is in their 'lao jia' or home village."
It's no surprise that many migrant workers choose to leave their children behind in their hometown to be raised by their grandparents. They are called "liu dong er tong" or "floating children."
China Labour Bulletin estimates there are some 16 million children "floating children" in China. The group says they have a substandard education. They're more prone to violence and crime. They are more vulnerable to sexual abuse.
CNN: China's great migration from 'Hukou Hell'
Kristie Lu Stout of CNN
China's great migration from 'Hukou Hell'
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