Travel to China is often subject to strict entry requirements. You need to have a visa in order to travel to China. Chinese Visa Application Centers are now available. These centers handle all the paper work and process your visa in a fast, safe and proper manner.
China is still developing as a country. The globalization of the US/Western world has affected China’s economic policies and practices much like how it affected the societies in the Western world that are far different than China’s own society and way of life. As China continues to develop, so do the risks of traveling abroad.
China’s National Security Laws are very specific and impose very harsh penalties on persons who fall for rumors about China or help those who make efforts to subvert the Chinese National Government. Traveling to China can be very dangerous at the same time. There are a number of crimes that can bring undesirable consequences for foreigners who travel to China. The penalties imposed by the Chinese Government for “counteractive” offenses are very high. For example, if a person knowingly breaks the law and is caught, they can face up to 14 years in prison.
The State Department issues visas for Chinese nationals only. The State Department does not issue visas for foreign visitors who are trying to flee to China, or for people intending to sell goods in China or for anyone involved in the handling of Chinese assets. Visas can only be issued by the Department of State. The State Department issues the visas using the system of non-automatic non-immigrant visas that are effective january 1st, 2021.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has published a list of names that are commonly used by Chinese law enforcement to detain citizens suspected of or accused of any crime. The names are listed according to their location. For example, if someone is accused or charged of trafficking, spying, assisting agents of a foreign country, giving military training to international terrorists, or giving training to forces engaged in illegal activities in China, they can be detained in the city where the crime was allegedly committed. In other cases, authorities have detained Chinese citizens on suspicion only of crimes that carry a sentence of two years or less. The penalties for these crimes are more serious than those for trafficking and other crimes.
There are a number of other types of visas and permits that Chinese authorities issue to foreign travelers. Some of these are business visas, which are available to businessmen who intend to establish a business in China. These permits allow the businessmen to enter China for a limited period of time, but do not permit them to stay in the country. There are also a few specific permits that are available to students who are enrolled in schools in China and who wish to travel to China. However, students who violate Chinese law can face serious sanctions.
On February 12, the Chinese government notified all citizens traveling to China that there would be an exit ban on all travelers from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and other countries that have been designated as “special administrative regions” by the Chinese government. According to this directive, all Chinese nationals who are traveling to these areas will need to obtain a passport before departure. There are some travelers who have been affected by this directive who have tried to use their original passport to leave China, only to be unable to enter the country after submitting it at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Foreign Ministry office. An exit ban is in effect for all travelers from these areas unless they can present a special travel visa. Foreign tourists who are caught traveling without the proper exit visa are liable to face severe penalties, including criminal charges.
On March 10th, the Chinese government announced that it has imposed an entry ban on all travelers from South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. This ban comes in effect for six months beginning on April 15th. Similar to the Chinese government’s March 10th directive, foreigners are not allowed to travel without a passport from any of these six countries. Additionally, travelers from Japan are required to surrender their passport upon arrival in China and must not leave the airport without having it with them. The three directives announced on March 10th are in effect until the end of April.