Travel to China

Effective January is now officially over and now the government begins to implement the implementation of a new set of travel restrictions across the country. Most countries have different types of restrictions on foreigners entering or leaving their territories. However, China does not follow any such restriction, hence you can travel to China as usual. The key reason behind this move is the fact that China wants to enhance relations with the outside world. The new measures will help the government in boosting trade, investment, and aid to help its periphery get hooked up with the advanced technological advances in the external economy.

The measures that have been implemented are not directly related to trade but they do aim at discouraging people from travelling to and from China by engaging in activities that are restricted by the Chinese authorities. Some of the activities that have been prohibited include the following: non-attendance at meetings of the main bodies of government, the National Development Council, Ministry of Finance, General Office of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Commerce and other relevant ministries. The restriction on foreigners’ entry into China affects foreign businessmen to the fullest extent. There have been reports of the suspension of visas being issued to some foreign businessmen who were due to attend meetings in China.

Those who plan to travel to China should take note of these new visa restrictions. As soon as you arrive in China and your passport is not yet prepared or is expired, do not proceed further. You will need to apply for a visa at the foreign embassy. If you are traveling on a business visa, it would be advisable to book your hotel through your airline. The cost of the accommodation and of the visa application may vary depending on the travel agency you are using.

Those who are travelling on a business visa and need to leave China in advance of their flight date should book a flight to Beijing two to four days prior to their departure. If you are travelling on a business visa and have to leave China during the period of the Chinese New Year, which falls in mid-January to early-February, you would be required to obtain a special visa before departing. The requirements for obtaining a special visa are that your company should be registered in China and that your employees have a clear contract of employment in China. These contracts should clearly state when the employee will return to his/her home country and what happens to the worker when that time comes.

Traveling by flights to China has become increasingly difficult over the past few years because of a series of bans and tightening measures introduced by the Chinese government. China’s State-Owned airlines have been strictly banning overseas flights to several countries including the USA and UK. In July last year, China’s State-Owned airline launched a series of drastic bans and sanctions on foreign tourists, most of whom were travelling to China on business. The airlines have now extended their bans and restrictions to include flights to Canada, too. As of this writing, all of China’s state-owned airlines are still imposing travel restrictions on all forms of travel to and from China.

At the same time, there has also been a rapid growth in the number of private Chinese companies that are starting to enter into international markets via flights to China. For example, there is now a huge fleet of Chinese owned cruise ships that are now visiting Europe and going on vacation there. Many of these cruise ships are now restricting all passengers from bringing electronic devices onto the ship as Chinese state-owned airline companies have implemented strict regulations concerning electronic media onboard a flight to China.

There is also a growing concern that China is exerting increasing control over the Global South, including the international banking system, which means that citizens of the PRC have fewer choices when it comes to offshore banking. At the same time, a strong central bank is preventing the flow of capital from the Global South into the PRC. This means that citizens of the PRC no longer have a choice when it comes to putting their hard earned money in offshore banks. The effect of this on the South Korean economy is not immediately clear, but the South Korean government has imposed a trade ban on items that are manufactured by the PRC. At the same time, the central bank of South Korea has prohibited the entry of foreign funds into its domestic market. Thus, it is not entirely clear whether this move is designed to prevent the spread of information technology to the PRC, or to protect South Korea’s domestic economy.

The current issue revolves around the question of jurisdiction. Whether foreigners have the same rights as Chinese citizens when it comes to owning properties or engaging in certain financial transactions in China remains to be seen. On the other hand, a recent ruling by the Supreme Court in the United States provides some hints that the same argument could be used to prevent the Travel to China from happening.