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BritCham gave a presentation about this. I have the powerpoint to share with you all. It’s 40 slides and might make things clearer. You can download it here!

This simplifies things greatly… Two things I noticed:

This appears to be totally new – never seen or heard of this before. Looks like a ??? for expats. Hopefully this becomes a real thing that they actually issue to more than a dozen people across the 3 million foreigners across China.

To my knowledge the longest residence certificate is one (or two?) years in duration – a 5 year visa would be pretty sweet. I’m looking at the from the perspective of everything visa-related in China being a constantly backwards pain in the ass.