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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.


Premier Li to attend East Asia Summit

Premier Li is to attend the China-ASEAN leaders’ meetings in Vientiane and pay Laos an official visit from Sept 6 to 9.

Circular released on the third inspection

The State Council’s inspection of its departments and local governments will look at how well policies were implemented.

Cost reductions for enterprises lauded

The State Council issued a circular, proposing six tasks and eight measures to reduce costs for enterprises.


Theme of G20 Hangzhou summit

The leaders gathered in Hangzhou will be concentrating on four key concepts in a bid to further develop the G20 community as well as get the global economy back on track.


New measures to promote food safety

Provincial and municipal governments will be assessed on their performance of food safety management.

Joint session to promote TCM

An inter-ministerial joint session will be set up under the State Council to promote traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).