China’s Registration System Determines Where People Can Live, Work and Go to School

People in China have for decades faced serious hurdles when trying to relocate around the country, whether to find a new job or a better school. One is known as hukou (pronounced who-co) — a government system that registers every household and determines where people can live, work, go to school and claim benefits. There’s a growing consensus, however, that it may be holding the economy back. President Xi Jinping, who argued for abolishing the hukou in his doctoral thesis, has made overhauling