The National Immigration Administration announced on Thursday five optimized visa measures to facilitate the entry of foreign nationals into China for business, education and tourism purposes, including one that said foreigners who need to visit China urgently can apply for a port visa on arrival.
Thailand will permanently waive visa requirements for Chinese tourists starting on March 1, Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin announced on Tuesday after a Cabinet meeting in Bangkok.
China will grant unilateral visa-free entry for up to 15 days to travelers holding ordinary passports of France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Malaysia, the Foreign Ministry announced on Friday.
Shanghai is one of China's most attractive cities for expats.
The Foreign Ministry said on Oct 30 that China will continue to improve its visa policies and actively create more favorable conditions to boost cross-border travel.
To attract more expats to Shanghai and help them better integrate into the city, municipal authorities on Thursday released a handbook, which explains local policies and provides service information for expatriates.
Expats, residents from China's Hong Kong and Macao special administration regions and Taiwan, as well as overseas Chinese can register their marriage in Pudong district.
China will fully restore fast-lane entry and exit services at all ports starting on Monday.