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Learn more about the different types of Chinese visa for foreign nationals, how to apply, and answers to frequently asked questions.


Foreigners who accept a job in China should apply for a Foreign Employment Permit. Senior-level employees should also apply for a Foreign Expert Certificate.

Public holidays

This section features information to help visitors planning a trip to China.


Premier Li stresses multilateralism

Premier Li and presidents of European Council and European Commission co-chaired the 20th China-EU leaders’ meeting.

Premier, EU leaders meet the press

Premier Li Keqiang and presidents of European Council and European Commission met the press on July 16 in Beijing.

China’s GDP grows 6.8% in H1

China’s GDP expanded 6.8 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2018 to about 41.90 trillion yuan ($6.27 trillion).


Shrinking negative list boosts foreign investment in China

China has two negative lists - one for foreign investment applicable nationwide and the other for foreign investment for free trade zones. The negative list has continued to shrink with an increasing number of industries open to foreign investment.


6 natural reserves to get new boundaries

The State Council has approved changes to the coverage of six national nature reserves, in a circular issued on July 16.

Setup of some institutions adjusted

The State Council announced the administrative adjustment of three institutions directly underneath it in a circular.