On June 30 the National People's Congress Standing Committee passed a new Exit-Entry Administration Law. This is the first overhall of China's immigration law since 1986.
Xinhua News Agency reports that the overriding policy behind the law is to create harsher punishments for foreigners who illegally enter, live, or work in China. But beyond that, the law enacts wide-ranging changes to the rules for foreigners visas, residence, and rights in China.
Fines for Unauthorized Work
Fines for Unauthorized Residence
Industries and Occupations Prohibited,Encouraged, or Restricted to Foreigners
"Talent Introduction" Visa Category
Voluntary Departure and Deportation
Discretion to Deny Visas
Restrictions on Residence and Work Locations of Foreigners
Reporting Requirements for Employers and Schools
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