The father married the daughter-in-law: The hukou (household registration) system embarrassment in China

By | May 29, 2013

In China, there are two basic types of hukou (household registration), rural hukou and urban hukou. Recently, a ridiculous case occurred in which the father-in-law married the daughter-in-law eyeing for house relocation compensation which is hukou based.

Household details:

1st generation: Mother(non-rural hukou) and father(local rural hukou)

2nd generation: Son(non-rural hukou) and Daughter-in-law(non-local rural hukou)

3rd generation: Grand daughter(non-local rural hukou)

Since the release of land requisition announcement in July 2012 in the Shangwang Village, Gaoxin District, Ningbo City, East China’s Zhejiang Province, knowing that only the father can enjoy the land requisition compensation, the Chen family came up some weird ideas .

Because the mother and the son hold non-rural hukou, only the the daughter-in-law and the grand daughter can possibly obtained the local hukou by marriage with one holding local hukou, the Chen families took series of ridiculous actions:

1. Mother(non-rural hukou) and father(local rural hukou) divorced;

2. Son(non-rural hukou) and Daughter-in-law(non-local rural hukou) divorced;

3. Father married the daughter-in-law and applied for local hukou for the daughter-in-law and grand daughter as legally new “wife” and “daughter”.

The fake marriage is successful, but the village did not grand the application of Hukou for the daughter-in-law and grand daughter due to the ridiculous behaviors and obvious intention to get land requisition compensation.

Source: 北方网

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