Chamber Delivers Speech on China's Permanent Residence and Visa Policies to Shanghai Entry-Exit Administration Bureau

2018-11-22 | Shanghai

On 22nd November, Ms Helei Fu, Director of Government Affairs of the Chamber’s Shanghai Chapter, was invited to attend a seminar on China's permanent residence and visa policies. The seminar was organised by the Shanghai Entry-Exit Administration Bureau in order for the National Immigration Administration to carry out a survey on relevant policies. 

Mr Qu Yunhai, Deputy Director General of National Immigration Administration, was present at the meeting and delivered the opening remarks. As the only foreign chamber of commerce at the meeting, Ms Fu shared the key findings from the Business Confidence Survey 2018 regarding major obstacles to attracting talent, such as complicated certification procedures, a two years’ work experience requirement, and a restriction on the upper working age limit of 60 years. In addition, Ms Fu recommended that Chinese authorities reinstate the internship visa that was abolished in 2013 to allow European graduates to gain exposure to the Chinese market. 

At the end of the meeting, Ms Fu presented Mr Qu with a copy of the Business Confidence Survey 2018 and the Shanghai Position Paper 2018/2019.