BEIJING — China will adjust its entry-exit policies to grant easier entry and residence application in some of its local economic zones, said the country’s Ministry of Public Security.
The updated policies will apply to free trade zones in South China’s Guangdong province and East China’s Fujian province, as well as economic zones in Northeast China’s Jilin province, eastern Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces.
The revised policies will ensure fast-track permanent residence application procedures for foreigners with official recommendations, support for foreign students’ startups, accelerated visas and residency application channels for overseas Chinese, among other conveniences.
In 2016, the ministry put in place a series of policies for foreigners working in free trade zones in Guangdong and Fujian provinces. Seven of them were implemented in more economic zones across the country earlier this year.