China is to offer residency status to some of the millions of migrant workers who have moved from rural areas to cities in recent decades.
It means migrants will be entitled to use public services, such as health and education, where they live, rather than in the villages they come from.
Migrants will be able to apply if they can show proof of work, study or housing in a city for six months.
By 2030, up to 70% of Chinese will live in cities, the World Bank predicts.
An estimated 61 million Chinese children are left behind in the countryside by their parents.
Migrants who bring their children with them can only place them in unregistered schools, often of dubious quality.
The new rules, which come into effect on 1 January, will not apply to day labourers.
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