DNAtests help poor geth­ukou

China Daily (USA) - - BUSINESS -

A city in south China is of­fer­ing free DNA tests to low-in­come fam­i­lies, which will help them reg­is­ter their off­spring and re­ceive poverty re­lief ben­e­fits. The au­thor­i­ties in Yongn­ing dis­trict in Nan­ning, the cap­i­tal of the Guangxi Zhuang au­ton­o­mous re­gion, have de­cided to waive the cost of DNA tests for 500 poor and un­reg­is­tered peo­ple so that they can reg­is­ter for a res­i­dents per­mit, known as a and qual­ify for fi­nan­cial and so­cial as­sis­tance. In some ru­ral and un­der­de­vel­oped ar­eas in China, cou­ples failed to reg­is­ter their mar­riage with lo­cal civil af­fairs agency. A DNA test, which can prove the bi­o­log­i­cal link be­tween chil­dren and their par­ents, is the first step to­ward get­ting these un­reg­is­tered peo­ple a

Chil­dren must have a to en­roll in pub­lic schools and, later, it is also a re­quired doc­u­ment for em­ploy­ment.

hukou. hukou hukou,

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