Human Resources & Payroll

New Version of Foreign Permanent Resident ID Card to be Issued in China Starting December 1, 2023


China’s National Immigration Administration unveiled an upgraded Foreign Permanent Resident ID Card, effective from December 1, 2023, with design improvements and enhanced functionality. We explain the key changes in the new Foreign Permanent Resident ID Card and benefits for applicants.

Traveling to China After Reopening – What’s Changed?


We offer the latest advice on traveling to China since the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, from visas to testing to travel precautions.

China’s Visa-Free Policies: Latest Updates


With borders open again, we look at all of the China visa-free policies that are currently in place and clarify who is eligible to benefit from them.

Greater Bay Area Preferential IIT Subsidy for Foreign Talent in 2023 (Dongguan City Opens Application)


Dongguan has opened the GBA IIT subsidy application this year on November 15, 2023. The application can be submitted through the designated system until December 25, 2023, after which the system will close.

China Visa-Free Entry from December 1, 2023, to November 30, 2024: See Country List


China has announced a unilateral visa-free entry policy for holders of ordinary passports from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Malaysia, during the period from December 1, 2023, to November 30, 2024.

China’s 72/144-Hour Visa-Free Transit Policy Expanded To 54 Countries, Norway Added


China’s 72/144-hour visa-free transit policy has been expanded to 54 countries. Norway was added to the list starting from November 17, 2023.

Employees Leave Management in Guangdong: New Regulations


We address FAQs on the updated regulation on employees leave management in Guangdong, effective retrospectively from July 1, 2023.

A Guide to Minimum Wages in China in 2023 (Last Updated on November 7, 2023)


We offer a guide to the minimum wage levels in Mainland China and discuss how labor costs are affected by changes to the minimum wage levels.

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