Ministry of Labor General Office Notice Regarding Implementing the “Regulations on the Management of Employment of Foreigners”
Labor Order  No. 65
Apr. 19, 1996
Reuters is reporting that Kim Young-hwan has been released after nearly four months detention in China. Now, the South Korean activist is accusing Chinese authorities of torturing him and three colleagues because of their work on behalf of North Korean refugees who have crossed into China. Continue reading “Activist for N. Korean Refugees Released from Detention in China”
American Chamber of Commerce-China is holds a Q&A with the Public Security Bureau (PSB) Exit-Entry Administration in Beijing on Aug. 14. It’s a good opportunity to ask questions about China’s new Exit-Entry Administration Law, passed June 30, and about the summer visa crackdown. This is a members-only, off-the-record event. RSVP, or if you can’t make it, let me know if you have questions to pose.
The Global Times “top news” section ran a story on June 27 asking whether foreigners are “devils or angels.” The story identifies a number of “angels” who have been rewarded with Chinese citizenship, but interestingly can’t point to one in the last 50 years. Continue reading “Global Times: “Foreign Devils or Angels””
Shanghai Daily reports that hiring Filipino domestic workers is popular in the city. They’re apparently “well-known” by wealthy Shanghainese and expats “for their English and housekeeping skills.” Continue reading “Filipino Domestics Working Without Authorization in Shanghai”
See our firm’s attached article on the Exit-Entry Administration Law enacted June 30 by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee. This is the first overhaul of China’s immigration law since 1985.
The Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress enacted into law new refugee provisions as part of the Exit-Entry Administration Law on June 30, 2012. Continue reading “China’s New Exit-Entry Law: Treatment of Refugees”
China’s Exit-Entry Administration Law was enacted by the National People’s Congress on June 30th, 2012. The government’s official translation is reproduced below.
State-controlled media is reporting that the draft Exit-Entry Administration Law being deliberated by the National People’s Congress may be enacted as early as “late June.” Unfortunately, the most recent draft has not been released for public review and comment.
Beijing Public Security Bureau announced on May 14 a 100-day crackdown on illegal immigration. At the same time, anti-immigrant rhetoric is heating up in China. Is this likely to all blow over? Continue reading “Will It Blow Over? Beijing’s Immigration Crackdown and Anti-Foreign Sentiment”
The second draft of a new Law on Exit-Entry Management has been introduced in China’s National People’s Congress (NPC). The draft does not yet appear on the NPC’s website, but according to press reports, the law would cover various issues: Continue reading “Second Draft of Law on Exit-Entry Management Introduced in National People’s Congress”
The Economist reports that China has decided that a group of North Korean defectors it found living in the city of Shenyang, not far from the North Korean border, should be forcibly sent back. At least 10 defectors were arrested at a bus terminal, according to the LA Times. They had planned to travel to South Korea to unite with family members. Continue reading “China Continuing Repatriation of North Korean Defectors”
A draft Law on Exit and Entry Administration was recently introduced in China’s National People’s Congress. This would be the first major overhaul of China’s immigration law since the Law on Entry and Exit of Foreigners was enacted in 1986. Continue reading “Update: PRC Draft Law on Exit and Entry Administration”
Notice of Shanghai Municipal People’s Government on Printing and Distributing the Provisions of Shanghai Municipality on Encouraging Transnational Corporations to Establish Regional Headquarters Continue reading “Provisions of Shanghai Municipality on Encouraging Transnational Corporations to Establish Regional Headquarters”
Reproduced below are the Interim Provisions of Guandgong Province on Administration of and Services to Aliens, effective as of May 1, 2011. (Source: Chinese, English) Continue reading “Translation: Interim Provisions of Guandgong Province on Administration of and Services to Aliens”
Published below are the Rules on Management of Foreign Students Enrolled in Institutions of Higher Education, published jointly by the Ministries of Education, Foreign Affairs, and Public Security on Jan. 31, 2000 and still in effect. (Source) Continue reading “Rules on Management of Foreign Students Enrolled in Institutions of Higher Education”
In addition to large flows of emigrants leaving China in search of opportunities elsewhere, a new trend of immigration to China is emerging. That’s the conclusion of a report by the Migration Policy Institute, “China: An Emerging Destination for Economic Migration” (May 2011). Continue reading “China: Increasing Economic Immigration But Outdated Laws”
(Source: Ministry of Education. English translation is unofficial) Continue reading “Translation: Interim Measures for Managing Acceptance of Foreign Students in Primary and Secondary Schools”
(Source: Ministry of Education. English translation is unofficial). Continue reading “Translation: Interim Regulations for the Administration of Schools Established for Children of Foreign Personnel”