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nounplural noun hukou, plural noun hukous
1An official document issued by the Chinese government, certifying that the holder is a legal resident of a particular area.‘only students with a Beijing hukou are allowed to take the exam in the capital’
- ‘the proportion of city residents who lack urban hukou has been rising’
- 1.1mass noun The Chinese system whereby people are legally required to register as residents of a particular area.
- ‘the cost for reforming hukou with a starting group of 20 million migrants would be about $320 billion’
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