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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.


China wants its voice heard in cyberspace

China mulls setting up its own rules in cyberspace in order to have its voice better heard in the fast growing Internet sphere.

General aviation industry to get boost

More efforts need to be made to promote the healthy growth of the general aviation industry, Vice-Premier Ma Kai said.

Central bank cuts interest rates

The People’s Bank of China will lower the benchmark interest rate for one-year deposits by 25 basis points starting Nov 22.


Ink paintings line walls of ancient tomb

A vast collection of exquisitely painted murals was found in the tomb of Han Xiu, a writer and prime minister during the eighth century and father of legendary Chinese artist Han Huang.


Rebuilding plan unveiled for Ludian

China unveiled a three-year reconstruction plan for Yunnan quake zone, promising to improve living conditions.

New standards set for air purifiers

China is expected to unveil a new national standard for air purifiers on Nov 21, in a bid to regulate this lucrative market.