China is to open its doors to more skilled foreign workers and accept a greater number of permanent residents as it issues more long-term visas and green cards. The Ministry of Public Security announced on Wednesday that from next month, top talent from abroad will be able to apply for longer-term visas of 2-5 years and more China expats will be eligible for green cards.

Previously, only those that filled skill gaps or made “extraordinary contributions” to China could apply for permanent residency. Under the new rules, applicants must have held a job in China for four consecutive years, with at least six months of each year spent residin... Read More>>