Physicist Ulf Leonhardt made headlines when he published a theoretical framework for an invisibility cloak. Not long afterwards, he was recruited by the Centre for Optical and Electronic Research (COER) at South China University, at a salary of RMB 133,333 ($21,762) per month — three times his tenured position at the University of St. Andrews.
COER helped him apply to a Chinese government grant program for attracting foreign talent, the Recruitment Program of Foreign Experts. But Leonhardt later came to suspect that much of the grant money was being diverted to other uses. “The fraud they committed was so brazen,” charges Leonhardt. Continue reading
Check out this photo exhibition by Li Dong (artist) and Michaela Pelican (curator) from October 15 to November 15, 2014 at the
University of Cologne. If you can’t go in person, there’s an excellent online catalog (4MB PDF). Continue reading
China’s visa waiver program allows a traveler arriving at a designated airport to stay within a specified geographic area for 72 hours visa-free. Continue reading
The Bilingual Administrative Assistant will handle administrative duties in our law firm’s Shenyang office. Responsibilities will include: Continue reading
The Kitchen Network: America’s Underground Chinese Restaraunt Workers (New Yorker, Oct. 13): A good read about several employment agencies at the corner of Eldridge and Forsyth, at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge, which supply workers to many of America’s 40,000 Chinese restaraunts. Continue reading
To the excitement of immigration nerds everywhere, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Kerry v. Din on Oct. 2. In agreeing to hear this case, the Court will be faced with the issue of whether a U.S. citizen’s constitutional rights are violated where a consular officer refuses to issue a visa to her husband without explaining the reason why. Continue reading
This 90-minute web seminar will be recorded live on October 23, 2014, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time.
The B-1 visa for business visitors provides short term business travelers with a unique opportunity. The B-1 option has its benefits, as well as its limitations. Exploring all the different ways that the B-1 can help a business visitor might surprise you: from individuals travelling to consult with business associates and prospective E-2 investors to certain athletes and professional entertainers. Join our experts for a discussion of all things B-1. Learn more.
A same-sex couple seeking a green card based on their marriage was asked recently at a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services interview whether they are monogamous. The interview went something like this: Continue reading
On September 15, Beijing authorities made public the following notice revising the requirements and procedures for work units and foreign nationals to obtain work permits and foreign expert permits. Continue reading
The school year has just begun in Beijing. But for children of binational couples, it’s not too early to start thinking about immigration-related requirements for enrolling in Beijing international schools next year. In some cases, a child may need to renounce Chinese citizenship in order to become eligible for enrollment. Continue reading