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The pilot will allow migrants to claim resident permits so they can receive health care, pensions and other benefits, Xinhua reports.
A new report warns that China is dismantling its hukou registration system too slowly to stem rural migration into major cities, according to the Wall Street Journal.
A new Indian government initiative seeks to provide low-cost, temporary housing to migrants who stream into major cities seeking employment, OneIndia News reports.
Even migrants who arrived years ago in Asian cities considered job magnets complain of limited opportunities and paltry wages, the Associated Press reports.
To accommodate rural-to-urban migration, the Chinese government has announced changes to a household registration system that bars many newcomers from public services, the New York Times reports.
A steady stream of migrants into Dhaka adds to the risks that this already overcrowded city faces from rising seas, Kenneth R. Weiss writes in Foreign Policy.
Newcomers to cities in the Global South inject traditional customs into urban settings, The Huffington Post reports.