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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.


The regions in which foreigners can travel are divided into four categories in China.


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.


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


New models to help upgrade economy

Favorable policies should be directed to new industries, business models and growth engines to boost new economy.

Policy briefing: Full transcript, Feb 5

The policy briefing focused on promoting makerspaces, to cope with technology revolution and change of industries.

New type of urbanization

The State Council issued a guideline on Feb 6 to promote the construction of the new type of urbanization.


China embraces Year of Monkey

All kinds of decorations are lighting up China as it approaches the lunar New Year. The Year of the Monkey, officially begins from Feb 8, are considered the most favorite among the 12 Chinese Zodiac Signs, because it suggests a cheerful and energetic nature.


Coal capacity guideline issued

China will cut coal production by 500 million tonnes in three to five years, starting from 2016, and no longer approve new projects.

Major crackdown on illegal fund-raising

China will take strict precautions and hard actions against illegal fund-raising and fake investment schemes, the government said.