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FAQ: China’s New Visa Law

China is overhauling its immigration law regime. A new Exit-Entry Administration Law (EEAL), enacted by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, became effective July 1, 2013. New State Council regulations became effective Sept. 1, 2013. The  law and regulations cover, among other things, visas, entry, and exit;  stay, residence, and permanent residence; and investigation, penalties, and deportation. 

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Hu Zhicheng: U.S. Engineer Finally Able to Leave China

June 6, 2013 update: Hu Zhicheng has been permitted to depart China, reports Andrew Jacobs of the New York Times.