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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.


More open and transparent market

Premier Li urged the US to lift its ban on the export of high-tech products, when meeting with US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew.

China lowers down payment levels

Authorities on March 30 decided to lower the down payment levels for second homebuyers to 40 percent from the current 60 to 70.

Full text: Belt and Road Initiative

China unveiled the principles, framework, and cooperation priorities and mechanisms in its Belt and Road Initiative.


‘Miracle’ panda triplets at 8 months

The world’s first known surviving panda triplets turned 8 months on March 29. They were born in Chimelong Safari Park, Guangzhou, in the early hours of July 29 last year, and hailed as a miracle.


Independent legal system: regulation

Officials who interfere in judicial cases may face legal consequences as China aims to ensure judicial transparency

Information disclosure assessed

A team from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences assessed the efficiency of the government’s information disclosure in 2014.