New visa requirements for short-term workers coming to China
On 6 November 2014, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security ("MHRSS"), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Public Security and Ministry of Culture jointly published a notice (the Notice) to further regulate and clarify the visa requirements for certain short-term workers (including employees and contractors) coming to China. The Notice will take effect on 1 January 2015. Multinational companies (MNCs) sending their short-term workers to work in China should be aware of the new visa requirements and the possible impact to their short-term workers and business partners.
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