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-after July 1st, it will be impossible to change visa types (he said if you enter China on a tourist L visa, YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN, he cannot help us anymore)

Will said regulation changes only prevent one from changing visas within China, or does this apply to border runs as well? I’ve been planning on coming to China on an L-visa and looking for work on the ground and then making a run to HK but these changes are making me consider seeking employment before I come over if it would mean comfortably securing a working visa.

Also, I’ve been wondering: are there a lot of foreigners out there working illegally on L-visas? Is this ill-advised, generally? I suppose it would mean a lot of visa renewal trips, anyway.