In New York’s Chinatown, it’s ”widely believed … that the pews are full of as many nonbelievers as true believers.” Many congregants are at church to collect “attendance receipts” to help prove their Christian faith to asylum officers, reports the New York Times. Continue reading
Brief summaries of U.S. and China visa, immigration, and nationality law news: Continue reading
The Mutual Visa Exemption Agreement between China and the Bahamas goes into effect on Feb. 12. The new agreement allows a person holding a valid Diplomatic, Official, Service, Public Affairs, or Ordinary passport from The Bahamas to transit through or visit China visa free for up to 30 days. Continue reading
China has created a 72-hour transit visa waiver. The transit visa waiver allows a traveler arriving at a designated airport to stay within a specified geographic area for 72 hours (counting from when the visa waiver is granted by border control authorities, not from when the flight lands).
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visited the U.S. Embassy in Beijing yesterday. He gave a brief speech in front of the press and applicants waiting in line for their visa interviews. Continue reading
The Sino-Russian border city of Suifenhe (绥芬河), in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, has launched a visa-free stay policy for Russians effective Dec. 2013. Continue reading
This three-part series looks at shady Chinese agencies promoting U.S. birth tourism: