Record num­ber granted per­ma­nent res­i­dency

China Daily European Weekly - - News Digest -

China has granted per­ma­nent res­i­dency to a record num­ber of for­eign­ers since April and pledges to fur­ther stream­line ap­pli­ca­tions for global tal­ent, the newly formed State Im­mi­gra­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion said. A to­tal of 1,881 have been granted the sta­tus over the past two months, close to the to­tal for all of last year, the ad­min­is­tra­tion said on June 5. About 1 mil­lion for­eign­ers lived in China last year, dou­ble the num­ber in 2000. The Chi­nese gov­ern­ment’s Made in China 2025 plan to up­grade the coun­try’s man­u­fac­tur­ing ca­pac­ity en­tails at­tract­ing top tal­ent.

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