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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.


New measures concern eligibility requirements for permanent residency for foreigners working in some organizations.


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.


China to promote random inspections

The State Council’s move aims to ensure a fair market environment and “foster entrepreneurship among the masses.”

Reforms need better implementation

Inspections show some problems have yet to be tackled in reforms to streamline administration and delegate powers.

Standards protected in efficiency drive

China canceled another 62 professional qualification accreditation items, but this will not lead to lower standards.


Countdown to WWII commemoration

Beijing is set to hold a Victory Day parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War on September 3, and the government is shifting into high gear to make sure that everything goes smoothly - including ensuring blue skies.


Commercial insurance for army

The State Council published a guideline on Aug 3 promoting commercial insurance to help the military’s development.

Fuzhou development plan approved

The State Council issued a statement on Aug 3 approving the development plan submitted by Fuzhou city.