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China City Eases Rules to Address Population, Property Slowdown

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A Chinese city near Shanghai has relaxed rules to allow property owners to become permanent residents, a move that may help to address a housing slump and slowing population growth. 

The eastern city of Ningbo will give so-called hukou, a passport-style regional permit allowing access to better medical and education resources, to anyone who purchased properties there, according to a rule posted on the local government’s website last week. The previous rule required applicants to work in the city.