CHINA – Three-Year Work Permits Available in Beijing

Posted on January 9, 2015

As of December 25th, 2014, three-year work permits are now available to certain foreign employees in Beijing. Prior to this change, the work permits were only valid for one year. The new three-year permits are available to foreign workers that… Read more »

CHINA – HSBC Reports China in Top 3 Countries for Expats

Posted on November 6, 2014

Following the Expat Explorer Study conducted by HSBC, China has since been declared as the third most desirable country for expatriates. First is Switzerland and second is Singapore. Of the many factors considered, lower living costs and higher salaries raise… Read more »

CHINA – Government Office Closures November 7th – 12th

Posted on November 6, 2014

During the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, the Beijing Public Security Bureau and Labor Bureau will be closed. This is a six-day period, beginning November 7th, 2014, with the last day of closures as November 12th, 2014. It should be… Read more »

CHINA – Chinese National Day to Close Government Offices

Posted on September 19, 2014

During October 1st – 7th, all Chinese government offices will be closed in observance of Chinese National Day. Additionally, Hong Kong will observe two days of holidays, October 1st – 2nd for National Day and for the Chung Yeung Festival…. Read more »

CHINA – Subsidiary to Process Visa Applications for High-Tech Companies

Posted on June 30, 2014

In order to expedite the processing of work permits and residence permits, the Public Security Bureau in Xi’an has established a subsidiary that will focus on processing visa applications for any companies in the high-tech industry. Also, as previously announced,… Read more »

CHINA – Xi’an to Require Interview for Work Permit Applications

Posted on June 23, 2014

Effective immediately, all work permit applicants in Xi’an must undergo an interview with the Xi’an Labor Authority. Upon entrance into Xi’an, applicants will undergo two interviews: one for their work permit application and another for their resident permit application. As… Read more »

CHINA – Exit and Entry Law to be Enforced More Strictly in Shanghai

Posted on April 21, 2014

China’s Exit and Entry Law requires that all foreigners register with the local police within the first 24 hours of arriving in China. Hotels are responsible for providing this information to the police when foreigners are staying there, and any… Read more »