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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 to help visitors planning a trip to China.


Speedy relocation of villagers urged

Premier Li called for innovative ways to relocate poverty-stricken families to a more habitable location during a visit to Yunnan.

Efforts to promote fair competition

The State Council approved an application to set up a mechanism of inter-ministerial meeting to push fair competition.

Plan on ethnic regions development

The State Council has issued a five-year plan (2016-2020) for the development of ethnic minorities and minority areas.


Chinese New Year family reunion dinner

Chinese people from all corners of the world celebrate the Chinese New Year. Also known as Spring Festival, the holiday relies on the lunar calendar, and its significance is as important as Christmas holidays are to the Western world.


China’s western development plan

The State Council approved a development plan for China’s western regions during the 13th Five-Year Plan period.

Five-year plan on market supervision

The State Council has released a plan for market supervision to be implemented during the 13th Five-Year Plan period.