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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.


Reform of medical education system

The Premier called for medical schools and hospitals to coordinate resources to train “high quality health guardians.”

Vice-premier vows closer ties with EU

Liu Yandong said China will work with the European Union to carry out the China-EU 2020 Strategic Agenda for Cooperation.

China, Japan to hold maritime talks

Beijing urged Tokyo to observe a four-point agreement reached earlier this month on handling and improving bilateral relations.


Eye-opening journey to Lhasa

Before National Highway 318, the trip between Chengdu and Lhasa took many months. Now, travelers can enjoy the area’s natural beauty, and meet people such as pilgrims and adventure-seekers.


Guidelines to curb wasteful building

The guidelines on construction of government buildings stipulate that a minister’s office should not exceed 54 square meters.

FTZ to allow all legal firms to cooperate

Chinese and overseas law firms will be allowed to cooperate on international legal cases in Shanghai’s free trade zone.