The Ministry of Public Security (MPS) will ease rules for foreign talents to enter and exit Beijing, and provide favourable terms to acquire permanent residence. The MPS will run the pilot programme in Beijing’s Zhongguancun Science Park to provide convenience for foreign talents such as special offices for permanent residence examination and approval, streamlined approval procedures and more favourable conditions for foreigners with doctorate degrees or above to get a Chinese green card.
Foreign tech and senior management talents are also encouraged to join China’s creative companies and file application to get permanent residence. In the pipeline also is a “Transit Without Visa” project for certain foreign nationals who will be allowed to stay in Beijing for no more than 144 hours without an entry visa.
The new regulations, scheduled to take effect March 1, are aimed at promoting Beijing as a hub for innovation and start-ups, reports say.