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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.


A panda lover’s dream come true

Sichuan province will select a “panda fan group” of Europeans, and take them on a 210, 000 km tour covering over 10 countries and regions before arriving in China, where they will see pandas.


New standards set for air purifiers

A new national standard for air purifiers is set to be unveiled by authorities to bring order to the country’s chaotic purifier market.

Health, education for all children

China aims to enhance measures to ensure health and education opportunities for the country’s underprivileged children.