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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.


Beginning in Dec, teachers, soldiers and other specific groups will have the chance to visit the Palace Museum for free.


This section features information which will help visitors plan their trip to China.


Regional integration surrounding Beijing

Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli stressed the importance of coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei.

Three new FTZs get green light

Three new free trade zones will be established from March 1 next year, in Guangdong, Fujian and Tianjin respectively.

Fuel prices cut on Dec 27

China will cut retail gasoline prices by $83.6 a metric ton as a response to the continued fall in global crude oil prices.


Tibet’s intangible cultural heritage

The State Council has added traditions from Tibet - concerning fields such as dance, medicine and calligraphy - to the growing list of China’s intangible cultural heritage that requires safeguarding for this generation and those to come.


Overseas listing easier for firms

The securities regulator is streamlining procedures for domestic companies to raise funds abroad.

China promotes emergency services

China will boost the development of the emergency services sector amid a serious and complex public security situation.