- Registration time
- Last login
- Online time
- 16 Hour
- Reading permission
Where do you get the idea a Hukou is like a bank account?|
The Hukou is considered a human rights violation, people are marked according to the place their parents were from and their ethnicity, that means Han, Miao, Zhuang, etc. In most countries you cannot even ask a person such information for jobs or other reasons, in China it is on your ID card.
The weirdest part of the whole thing is that people who were born, went to school, worked all their life for example in Shenzhen, have a Hukou in a strange far off place. The address printed on their ID card is a place they have never been to and know nothing about.
One of our staff, a very educated man, went to school in Beijing and now works in Shenzhen. He needed a passport to travel on business and needed to return to the place of his Hukou, Qinghai. It was his first trip to Qinghai in his life.
This seems like a useless way of keeping track of people. If you live in Shanghai your ID card should say Shanghai, if you live in Shenzhen you should have a Shenzhen address on your ID card. In most countries if you do not carry current proof of address, update your ID card address it is punishable by a fine or even jail time.