Green Cards Easier to Acquire for Overseas Chinese
   2012-10-17 11:01:13    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: yangyang66

China is in the process of simplifying the application requirements for overseas Chinese who want to apply for a Chinese green card, reports chinanews.com.

China is currently improving its regulations and laws concerning entry and exit of the Chinese border.

Furthermore, the requirements for overseas Chinese who want to apply for a Chinese green card, otherwise known as the permanent residence card for foreigners, will be lowered according to a statement made by Qu Yunhai, deputy head of the Bureau of Exit and Entry Administration at the Ministry of Public Security during a symposium in New York on Monday.

With the development of China's economy, an increasing number of overseas Chinese are returning to their hometowns, especially senior individuals who become homesick, said Qu. "Besides the reasons of investing and opening up businesses, they are also able to apply for a green card to come to China for family reunions," Qu added.

Since the reform and opening-up period, the number of people entering and exiting China's border has surged, increasing from 12.1 million times in 1980 to 410 million times in 2011. The overseas Chinese population has always been a major segment of those people crossing the border and they have played an important role in investing and creating businesses in China, said Qu.

China's "green card system" was approved and implemented in 2004 and was amended in 2010 to cover visiting relatives, individuals buying real estate, younger family members supporting elderly people and dependents who rely financially on their relatives.

According to statistics, the number of overseas Chinese has now surpassed 35 million and the group has become the largest migrant group in the world.

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