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Kam Wing Chan Featured in The Straits Times Article on Mass Migration and Covid-19 in China

Posted: 5/17/2020 (CSDE in the News and CSDE Research)

CSDE Affiliate Kam Wing Chan research about urbanization and migration was featured in a recent article in The Straits Times . The Straits Times quotes Chan, “The hukou system brings about social discrimination and exclusion that have become a major obstacle to China becoming a modern nation and global leader.” By featuring Chan’s research about the Hukou system, this news article demonstrates how lifting hukou restrictions for migrant workers will limit the social discrimination and cushion the slowing economic growth resulting from Covid-19.

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