18 April 2017: When a C is not enough – China’s new point system for work visas


In October 2016, the Chinese government introduced a new system for issuing work visas to foreigners. According to the new procedure, applicants will now be ranked according to a 100-point system covering various criteria, such as education, age, language skills, or workplace. With the new policy being currently tested in Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Anhui, Shandong, Guangdong, Sichuan and the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, this seminar aims at offering a first glimpse at the practical implementation of the new rules. 


Before the background on the traditional regulations, which themselves are rather flexible, ECOVIS Beijing’s Torsten Weller will highlight the recent changes in Beijing, Tianjin, and Shanghai in order to inform you about the process and prospects of the reform, and what it means for your business and employees. Important questions discussed will be:


  1. From open door to selected entry – The evolution of China’s visa regime for foreign workers
  2. China’s New Work Permit – What was announced and what came out of it.
  3. In search of Permit A38 – How to navigate China’s labor bureau?
  4. There can be only one General Manager – the pitfalls of position related visas?
  5. How to get a hundred points? –  What qualifications matter and how much?
  6. Hitting the age ceiling? – How to keep experienced managers in China?





07:30 – 07:45 Registration
07:45 – 08:45 Breakfast & Presentation
08:45 – 09:00 Q&A

Language:  English
Fee: German Chamber Member: free | Non-Member: RMB 150
Venue:  Kempinski Hotel Shenyang, No. 109 Qing Nian Avenue, Shenhe District, 110014 Shenyang

沈阳凯宾斯基饭店, 沈河区青年大街109号, 110014 沈阳

Registration: until 17 April 2017





Mr. Torsten Weller is a business development associate with ECOVIS Beijing. He lives in Beijing since 2013 and has worked for the EU Delegation and a software company in Zhongguancun before joining Ecovis in 2016. Mr. Weller holds a Master of Law from Tsinghua University and advises foreign companies on market entry and other legal aspects. Having himself experienced the consequences of China’s capricious work permit regulations, Mr. Weller will also emphasize the many risks and pitfalls for foreign expats and visa holders.



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