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Migrant workers to be made equal to city populace

A senior adviser to China’s central bank People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has called for migrant workers in Chinese cities to be given full access to local government services. Cai Fang, a member of the PBoC’s monetary policy committee, said in a speech published online that giving migrant workers access to the hukou system in cities would boost consumption by up to 30 percent. According to a study, this would also help double the number of middle-income population, Bloomberg reported Thursday.

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