The latest benefit of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) is to its non-Chinese residents, who can apply for permanent residence in China simply with a letter of recommendation from the FTZ authorities.
The Chinese government has always attached great importance to issues concerning international students.
China will update its "green card" policy this year to make life easier for foreign residents, a source at the Ministry of Public Security confirmed on Monday.
The double-track work permits, involving border entrance work permit and foreign experts work permit for overseas employees in China, will soon be streamlined into one system.
The answer will likely be available from November when the government introduces a "points-based" grading system for foreigners working in Chinese companies and institutions.
China will pilot program to streamline work application paperwork for foreigners in an effort to attract more talent.
Editor's Note: Gao Xiang is director of policy and regulation for the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, which is responsible for introducing overseas talent to China.
The move is expected to make more opportunities accessible to foreigners eligible to work at research institutions, colleges and universities.
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