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(Xinhua) In 2016, 1,576 foreigners became permanent Chinese residents, an increase of 163 percent on the previous year, according the Ministry of Public Security.

China has made huge progress in easing its residence and entry policies for foreigners since September 2015, which has helped attract more talent from overseas as well as boost international exchanges and the economy, according to a ministry statement.

Foreigners with permanent residence will enjoy the same rights as Chinese citizens such as in investment, housing purchases and schooling, among other rights.

One year after new measures were implemented, Shanghai saw an year-on-year increase of six times the number of permanent residence applications from foreigners and their families.

The number of such applications in Beijing last year increased 426 percent from that of 2015.

Foreigners made over 56.5 million trips to China last year, up 8.9 percent from 2015.

At present, 15 Chinese cities allow a 72-hour visa-free entry for nationals of certain countries. Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang offer 144-hour visa-free stays for international transit passengers from certain countries.

Will an easier Chinese green card policy help lure more foreign talents?

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"In 2016, 1,576 foreigners became permanent Chinese residents"

1,576/1,357,000,000 (Chinese population 2013) = .0000011614

This is an incredibly infinitesimal number which for all intents and purposes, has no meaningful value.

If China wants to show progress, start internally by treating both males and females with the same, equal dignity and respect. Once China achieves this basic international standard of all first-world, civilized countries, it will become a much brighter beacon for attracting foreign talent.

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The green card isn't worth the paper it's written on. People with a green card are supposed to have the same rights as Chinese people. That's a slap in the face as far as I'm concerned, because they don't, and never will. Toilet paper has more value.
Stupid people are like Glowsticks. You want to snap them in half and shake the crap out of them until they see the light.
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The government is supposed to provide answer one way or another within 6 months of applying.  For me it's been over a year.  The local PSB is clueless as to the status... "It's in Beijing, it's in Beijing".  I think at this point, the government thinks if they ignore me, I'll just go away.  I don't have the $250k USD to "buy" the card, so I'm not Green Card material... they simply don't want old laowais living here with their families.
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"In 2016, 1,576 foreigners became permanent Chinese residents"

1,576/1,357,000,000 (Chinese populat ...

Why are the Chinese copying American terminology with Green Card immergration have they not any orginal ideas?

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