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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