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