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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.

Public holidays

This section features information to help visitors planning a trip to China.


Premier meets Malaysian envoy

Premier Li met with Daim Zainuddin, special envoy for the Malaysian Prime Minister, in Beijing on July 18.

China to improve business climate

China will work to tackle the weak areas in its business environment to further improve overall competitiveness.

SOE reform to step up a gear

Reform of State-owned enterprises will accelerate in the second half of this year, according to the SOE regulator.


Shrinking negative list boosts foreign investment in China

China has two negative lists - one for foreign investment applicable nationwide and the other for foreign investment for free trade zones. The negative list has continued to shrink with an increasing number of industries open to foreign investment.


Govt to further regulate HR sector

The State Council has approved an interim regulation on human resources market to further regulate the sector.

6 natural reserves to get new boundaries

The State Council has approved changes to the coverage of six national nature reserves, in a circular issued on July 16.