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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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Quick Takes on U.S. and China Visa Law News (2013-2015)

2015 Buzz over Bid by China’s ‘Silicon Valley’ to Draw Foreign Talent (Straits Times, Dec. 15): Under proposals made by the Zhongguancun park located in Beijing, former Chinese citizens will receive an “overseas Chinese card”; foreigners will get temporary identification papers; and young foreigners will enjoy internship opportunities. Kenyans Living in the Shadow of Shattered…