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45,000 more rich Chinese waiting to move to Vancouver, Canada


Over 60pc seeking Canadian wealthy investor visa are from China and want to live in British Columbia’s main city, data shows A South China Morning Post investigation into Canada’s immigration programme for millionaire investors has revealed the extraordinary extent to which it has become devoted to a single outcome: Helping rich mainland Chinese settle in … Continue reading

China’s new visa laws target expats


On July 1st 2013, China introduced new visa laws for foreigners, supposedly targeting illegal workers, but in reality targeting all expats in China (read the laws here). Mostly it seems about being able to control and punish foreigners more, which is to be expected to deflect from the crashing economy. They will also be able … Continue reading

Chinese student allowed to stay in Australia after six year sentence for drug trafficking


A former Chinese student who served six years in prison for his part in a drug-trafficking and money-laundering syndicate can stay in Australia after a tribunal overturned his visa cancellation. If sent back to China, Xin Liang might face the death penalty; his risk of reoffending in Australia was very low; and he had been … Continue reading

Central authority fails to face up to surge in emigration


The surge of emigration was not something that was talked about in China until yesterday. The news broke when CCTV made special footage on emigration, which indicates the seriousness of the issue. Another graver piece of news is that even CCTV dared not persuade rich people not to emigrate, but only reminded them that they … Continue reading

More opportunities than ever for Chinese, Asian investor-immigrants


The majority of applicants for the EB-5 visa come from Asia, over 80 percent according to a Government Accountability Office report from 2005. Those investors come from China, South Korea, and Taiwan among others. Most recent numbers indicate that 75 percent of immigrant investors come from China. Many of those who qualify for permanent resident … Continue reading

Visa rules tighten for foreigners in China; 10 years expulsion


SCMP reports today that China’s top legislature has endorsed a tighter immigration regulation aimed primarily at foreign illegal workers. The regulation, ratified by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, shortens the minimum duration of residential certificates for foreigners carrying a work visa to 90 days – half of the current period. “The rule … Continue reading

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