Beijing to Halve Minimum Days Foreigners Could Stay in China: Xinhua06-26 13:58 Caijing
A draft proposal to amend China’s immigration laws is likely to cut the minimum period foreigners who are working in the country could stay in the country, from previous 180 days to 90 days, the official Xinhua said Tuesday.
China grants a so-called “residence license” for foreigners who have jobs in China.
The proposal has been submitted to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the country’s legislative body. Draft rules and proposals when coming to the body usually have high possibility to be approved.
The move came after Beijing launched a crackdown on foreign nationals who have no valid visa, residence permit or work permit, or the so-called “three-have-nots”, in mid-May.
According to the Bureau of Public Security, many criminal offenders of foreign nationlists are “lurking among foreign expat communities,” with no source of income, no fixed, regular residence and no legal job and some of them even came to China to engage in nothing but criminal activities.
This special strike-hard campaign, which is expected to last for 100 days, is believed to have much to do with the recent sexual assault on a Chinese woman committed by a British tourist on the subway train in early May. The man has been detained by local police.
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