China: Beijing Eases Permanent Resident Procedures for Some Employees

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By Rick Vollmar

July 1—Certain skilled foreign workers will be able to obtain permanent residence permits in Beijing under a new points-based system, according to a report in the state-run English-language China Daily.

Points will be awarded based on skills, employment history and education.

“Innovative and entrepreneurial talent” will be given priority under the system, including employees of start-ups and high-tech companies, China Daily reported.

The newspaper quoted Wang Huiyao, president of the Center for China and Globalization: “With China developing quickly, we should not only focus on high-end talent but also on leading, innovative talent that has potential to change the game in the future.”

Permanent residence permits in China are among the most difficult to obtain in the world, China Daily reported.

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