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China Using Tourism as Economy, Foreign Policy Tool (Voice of America, May 24): China feels it can use outbound tourism as a soft power to influence foreign policy.
China’s Twilight Years (The Atlantic, June 2016): China today boasts roughly five workers for every retiree. By 2040, this highly desirable ratio will have collapsed to about 1.6 to 1. A demographer at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences predicts that in another decade or two, the social and fiscal pressures created by aging in China will force what many Chinese find inconceivable for the world’s most populous nation: a mounting need to attract immigrants.
Students at Fake University Say They Were Collateral Damage in Sting Operation (N.Y. Times, May 6): The Department of Homeland Security says it set up the University of Northern New Jersey as a sting operation to catch some 22 corrupt brokers who arranged for about 1000 fake students to get real U.S. student visas. But some of the “students,” who now face deportation, claim they thought the school was real and tried to attend classes. Continue reading Quick Takes on U.S. & China Visa Law News
Since our firm’s offices are in China, we are often asked by lawyers in the U.S. to work as local counsel for U.S. visa applications at the U.S. Consulates in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chengdu, and Shenyang. We make it our business to know each consulate’s policies, practices, and procedures. Here are the basic tips we give most frequently to stateside lawyers: Continue reading Special Considerations for Visa Processing at U.S. Consular Posts in China
本文介绍临时居民I-751申请（即临时永居权转正申请）的要求和流程。如果您对本文有任何疑问或想法，可随时通过下方“留言板”与我们联系。 Continue reading I-751申请指南，即临时永居权转正
The rules have been re-shaped by the recent Exit-Entry Administration Law (2013), implementing regulations (2013), and ministry-level rules on short-term work assignments (2015). Continue reading Jumping through Hoops: China Visas for Athletes, Performing Artists, Film Production
In a first-of-its-kind sting operation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) established a sham school in September 2013. The University of Northern New Jersey offered no classes or instructors. But for a price it offered to shady recruiters an opportunity to obtain fraudulent student visas for foreign customers. Continue reading Univ. of Northern New Jersey: a Federal Sting Operation Targeting Student Visa Fraud
The U.S. State Department has updated specifications for the birth certificates mainland-born Chinese should submit in connection with immigrant visa applications. In particular, effective April 4, 2016, original medical certificates of birth (出生医学证明 chu sheng yi xue zheng ming) should be submitted for persons born starting 1996. For persons born earlier, a notarial birth certificate of birth (出生公证书 chu sheng gong zheng shu or 出生证明书 chu sheng zheng ming shu) should be submitted, along with any available medical certificate of birth. Continue reading U.S. State Department Updates Birth Certificate Specifications for Chinese Immigrant Visa Applicants
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that Chinese nationals holding 10-year B1/B2, B1, or B2 visitor visas will be required to enroll online in an Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) in order to enter the United States. Continue reading “Electronic Visa Update System” Enrollment Required for Chinese with 10-Year B1/B2 Visas
Mar. 25, 8:30am to 5:30pm at Beijing DHH Law Firm: China has become an attractive country for foreign investors and individuals to seek economic opportunities. This has led to an increased demand by foreigners for Z visas and work authorization in China. This training will provide up-to-date information about China visas and immigration laws as they relate to foreigners working and doing business in China. The target audience is HR managers and foreigners working, investing, or doing business in China. More.
On Feb. 18, 2016, the General offices of the CCP Central Committee and the State Council published the below Opinion. The unofficial English translation is from Chodorow Law Offices. Continue reading Translation: Opinion on Strengthening the Administration of Permanent Residency Services for Foreigners