Peasants Should Enjoy Equal Social Security Right with Urban Dwellers

Hongjun Yao


According to the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China and the effective conventions therein, every citizen should enjoy equal right of social security. But in reality, a peasant has much less such right than an urban dweller, only because of their different hukou. Peasants, as part of the investors of state-owned property, should have the rights of owners and enjoy the benefits from their assets; the existing binary social frame which limits the rights of peasants baffles China’s progress into a market economy and founding of a harmonious social society. Therefore, establishing a uniform system of security right that authorizes all citizens to enjoy it equally is one of China’s urgent tasks.

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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