25 May 2010
Chinese immigration law to change to attract more foreigners
China has started immigration law reform as the world’s fastest economy seeks overseas skilled workers to boost its economy.
Zhang Jijiao, researcher with the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology under the China Academy of Social Sciences said China needed to attract a variety of talent, investors, skilled workers, and foreign merchants.
A sound Chinese visa and immigration policy would definitely enhance China's appeal, Zhang said.
The Ministry of Public Security, the Beijing Law Society, the Chinese People's Public Security University and the China Academy of Social Sciences met last year to discuss changes to immigration, but the discussions have not yet created solid plans, Zhang told the Xinhua news agency.
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