• Lifting of the entry permit requirement for Taiwan residents visiting mainland China has been announced, but an effective date has not been provided. Taiwan residents are currently required to apply for an entry permit (issued in the form of a booklet, similar to a passport). As part of the announced change, the entry permit will be replaced by a card that will allow automatic entry.
  • In early June, the Ministry of Public Security announced that more organizations were added to the list of employers whose foreign employees may be eligible for permanent residency in China. Foreign employees of these organizations may apply for permanent residency subject to their meeting certain eligibility criteria, which include job position, employment duration and time spent residing in China.