ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Jul 2009In July 2009, the government of China announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.
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Police of New Pudong Area, Shanghai. (7 January 2010). Seven new policies of exit-entry administration for foreign talents and investors in Pudong New Area. Available at http://zjs.police.pudong.gov.cn/docsqlwc/detail.asp?UnitDm=150600&backtype=CloseYes&docid=4290
From 1 July 2009, the City of Shanghai allows extended residence of certain foreign talent. Under the new regime, foreigners may now apply for visas of up to 5 years instead of a single year.
Workers that fall under one of the following six categories qualify for the extended visa: