Na­tion to reg­is­ter all cit­i­zens for ben­e­fits

China Daily (Canada) - - TOP NEWS - By PENG YINING pengyin­ing@ chi­ By XIN­HUA

Tai­wan leader Ma Ying­jeou paid a visit on Thurs­day to Taip­ing Is­land, the largest China is­landis on ofa driv­ethe Nan­shato reg­is­ter Is­lands all in its the cit­i­zens, South in­clud­ingChina Sea. those born il­le­gally un­derIn a the speech one-childto peo­ple pol­icy,liv­ing so they on qual­i­fythe is­land,for the Ma huk­ou­said pa­per­s­the sovereign­tythat al­lowof the ac­cess Nan­sha, to so­cial Xisha, wel­fare. Zhong­sha, Dong­shan The Gen­eral is­lands Of­fice of and the State sur­round­ing Coun­cil said wa­ters on Ja­nis 28 be­yond that doubt,it will Xin­huaNew­sor­der lo­cal au­thor­i­tiesA­gency re­ reg­is­ter chil­dren Ma re­gard­less­said that of Tai­wan­the le­gal­i­ty­will workof theirto end birth. dis­putes, pur­sue Ac­cord­ing­peace and to pro­mote2010 na­tion­aljoint de­vel­op­ment­cen­sus data, in Chi­nathe South has aroundChina Sea.13 mil­lion un­reg­is­tered For­eign cit­i­zens. Min­istry Lo­cal au­thor­i­tiesspokeswoman may Hua have Chun­y­ing re­fused said to reg­is­teron Thurs­day chil­dren­that the born Nan­sha in breach Is­land­sof havethe fam­ily­been China’s plan­ning ter­ri­tory pol­icy, sinceor par­ents an­cient of such times chil­drenand peo­ple may across­not havethe reg­is­tered them out of fear of pun­ish­ment.

The un­reg­is­tered pop­u­la­tion also in­cludes peo­ple with­out a birth cer­tifi­cate, chil­dren born out of wed­lock, or­phans adopted Sea into a sea of peace, friend­ship and co­op­er­a­tion, and will con­tinue to main­tain free­dom of nav­i­ga­tion in the area and pro­tect its peace­ful de­vel­op­ment,out­side the of­fi­cialHua said. sys­tem and Is­lands peo­plein the pro­nouncedSouth China Sea miss­ing were or first dead. dis­cov­ered, named Chi­ne­se­and used need by hukou,the Chi­nese a house­holdin the reg­is­tra­tion,Western Han for Dy­nasty med­i­cal (206 in­sur­ance,BC-AD 24), ba­sicMa said. ed­u­ca­tionThey were and in­cor­po­rate­dother so­cial into ben­e­fits.the mar­itime de­fense sys­temThe gov­ern­mentin the Qing has Dy­nasty been (1644-1911),“work­ing vig­or­ously”and have to been reg­is­ter in­spected cit­i­zens, and ac­cord­ing man­agedto a since state­ment­then, Ma is­sued said. by po­lice, civil The affairs, Taip­ing education,Is­land will so­cialbe built se­cu­rity into anda mar­itime­health and res­cue fam­ily hub plan­ningand an en­vi­ron­men­tallyau­thor­i­ties on friendly Thurs­day. area, Ma said.

MaXiaoguang,The state­ment spokesman­called for for huk­outhe State reg­is­tra­tion Coun­cil’s to Tai­wanbe pro­vided Affairs for Of­fice, ev­ery­one,said in a re­gard­less­reg­u­lar new­sof the briefing rea­sons onWed­nes­daythey do not have that one. China has in­dis­putable“No or­ga­ni­za­tion sovereign­tyor over in­di­vid­ual the South is China al­lowedSea is­ deny cit­i­zen­sBoth their sides rights across in the this re­gard,” it said.

The govern­ment will also en­sure that pre­vi­ously un­reg­is­tered chil­dren and adults get all the ben­e­fits due to them, the state­ment said.

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