Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny/Overcast    28 / 16 ℃  City Forecast

Home>>China Society

721 foreigners get "green cards" in Beijing

(Xinhua)

15:36, May 28, 2012

BEIJING, May 28 (Xinhua) -- A total of 852 foreigners have applied for "green cards" in Beijing since 2004, and 721 have been approved for the permits that grant them permanent resident status as of May 26, said authorities with the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau.

Foreigners who obtain the permanent residence permits can freely enter and exit China without any additional visa procedures, said Beijing police.

Beijing police one week ago also said they would continue to provide equal and good-quality services to law-abiding foreigners in Beijing.

With China's development, a growing number of foreigners work and live in Beijing. Beijing police have a responsibility to ensure their legal rights and provide them with a good public security environment, said Fu Zhenghua, head of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau.

"We should provide equal and excellent service for both Chinese and foreigners on the condition that they abide by Chinese laws and regulations," said Fu.

On May 9, Beijing police launched a multilingual alert system offering services for foreigners who don't speak Chinese or don't know Chinese laws.

Beijing police said they have sent text messages to remind 5,247 foreigners that their visas or residence permits will soon expire.

According to statistics from China's Ministry of Public Security, 4,752 foreigners nationwide had received permanent residence permits by the end of 2011.

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:梁军、马茜)

Leave your comment1 comments

  1. Name

Canada at 2012-05-2970.36.49.*
The People's Daily StaffThank you for the "Learn Chinese" lessons and link to Chinese with Mike website. I'm going to try and learn Mandarin.
  

Selections for you


  1. Hollywood stuntmen stage trick cycling performance

  2. Miss Bikini International Henan Division crowned

  3. Charm of Chinese gown

  4. Infantrymen in contest

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. Construction boom could hinder economic growth
  2. Much-needed cooling awaits China
  3. Why is Washington so scared of Confucius?
  4. Chance to peacefuly resolve Iranian nuclear issue
  5. What is the US' aim behind arms sales to Taiwan?
  6. Investment-driven growth no longer a viable option
  7. Summit can't stop NATO from being marginalized
  8. Easing liquidity not a cure-all
  9. As Beijing remains mum, trade relationships suffer
  10. Intentions behind Japanese right-wingers’ collusion with ‘World Uyghur Congress’

What's happening in China

More men say 'I do' to mail-order Vietnamese women

  1. Construction stocks soar on policy move
  2. Foreigners provided easier residence registration
  3. Police detain 2 after deadly kindergarten fire
  4. Credit rating stays despite slowdown
  5. Ancient shipwrecks unearthed in waterway

China Features

  1. Maritime spat between China and DPRK
  2. The 24 solar terms
  3. High ticket prices, unaffordable landscapes
  4. Huangyan tensions
  5. 2012 Russia-China joint naval exercise

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai