On July 26th, Chongqing’s Bureau of Exit and Entry Administration of the Ministry of Public Security released their new permanent residence card, or “green card”, for foreigners. The move is an attempt to attract more foreign talent to the west China megacity .
The permanent residence card is the legal document which allows foreigners with sufficient qualifications to permanently settle in mainland China. A member of the Entry and Exit Bureau provided a brief introduction, stating that Chongqing’s new permanent residence card is similar in style to the second generation identification card (Shenfenzheng) and can be read by Shenfenzheng scanners. It functions in very much the same way as a Chinese ID card in that it can be used for financial, educational, medical, transport, and accommodation purposes as well as for social security and in courts of law.
The first person to be granted one of Chongqing’s new permanent residence cards is Mr. Yuan, a Canadian of Chinese descent. He told reporters that he married a girl from Chongqing in 2007 and has been living in the city for the last 10 years. “Chongqing has become my home away from home. Getting this permanent residence permit really strengthens my sense of belonging here,” said Mr. Yuan.
Chongqing has implemented many policy changes in recent years to attract “foreign talents” to the city and help them to gain employment. In April, a Chongqing official put forth the “Swan Goose Plan” (apparently named after a type of fowl native to northern China and Mongolia), in order to curb the shortage of employable individuals in some of the city’s industries. The scheme, which begins this year, hopes to attract 500 foreign talents and organizations every year for the next five years.
Though Chongqing’s intentions are noble, it still can’t necessarily compete with more cosmopolitan cities on China’s eastern coastline like Shanghai or the political center of Beijing.
Source: QQ News
Warning：The use of any news and articles published on eChinacities.com without written permission from eChinacities.com constitutes copyright infringement, and legal action can be taken.
Keywords: Chongqing residence permits China visas
Apple has pulled as many as 60 Virtual Private Network (VPN) providers from its China App Store, making free internet access harder for Chinese citizens.
A Chinese woman who underwent plastic surgery to change her looks in order to avoid paying her debts has been apprehended by police.
Animal loving netizens are up in arms after a video emerged showing panda handlers in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, allegedly abusing cubs.
The United States of America seems to be losing its once strongly held status as a top economic power in the world, a position that China may be taking a Pew poll indicates.
The popularity of Chinese language for business applications and study has been increasing rapidly in America in recent years. Soon, Chinese traveling overseas may not even have to speak English in order to do so.
Here are five more majors that are losing favor among Chinese students and the parents, the latter of which are, of course, anxious to ensure themselves a comfortable retirement.
2 Comments Add your comment
not like anyone cares but the main reason why no one goes there is because there are no freaking jobs in any industrial sector let alone there are enough foreign companies who usually hire foreigners. Chinese companies tend not to hire foreigners and mostly foreigners also don't want to work for them anyways. I would trade shanghai vs. chongqing at any time but almost impossible to find a really high paid job there
Aug 01, 2017 14:32 Report Abuse
Add your comment
All comments are subject to moderation by eChinacities.com staff. Because we wish to encourage healthy and productive dialogue we ask that all comments remain polite, free of profanity or name calling, and relevant to the original post and subsequent discussion. Comments will not be deleted because of the viewpoints they express, only if the mode of expression itself is inappropriate. Please use the Classifieds to advertise your business and unrelated posts made merely to advertise a company or service will be deleted.
Please login to add a comment. Click here to login immediately.