today is the first day of june 2019. meanwhile, a series of new laws and regulations will take effect across china since today. let’s check how your daily life in china will be changed.
china updates visas and residence permit
china is to update its foreigner visa, group visa and residence permit from june 1. bureaus of exit and entry administration across the country will in the meantime stop issuing the current versions of the foreigner visa, tourist visa to special economic zone, group visa and residence permit.
the new foreigner visa and residence permit cards will also feature a color profile picture of the holder.
application requirements, processes, standards, charging items and inspections remain unchanged, and previously issued visas remain valid.
holidays in june
– june 1st children’s day
– june 7 dragon boat festival
date friday, june 7, 2019
days off 3 days, june 7 – 9, 2019 (friday – sunday)
no adjusted working days. (these three days were just the days of the chinese college entrance examination.)
– june 16 father’s day
three major telecom operators cut fee
recently, the three major telecom operators have actively responded to the implementation of new requirements of national network speed-up and fee reduction, and launched specific measures.
among them, china telecom will start these measure from june:
worry-free data service: if you order this data service, there is no charge for the amount of delivery. after the quantity is reached, the 5 yuan/gb or 3 yuan/gb data service is directly superimposed.
a more favorable data service will be launched for people visiting hong kong, macao and taiwan. such as: 68 yuan / 3 days and so on. users can use shared data in guangdong, hong kong and macao through integrated data service.
driving license test can be taken nationwide
the ministry of public security launched 10 new measures from june 1, including:
car driving license test can be taken nationwide. applicants can apply for a small car driving license directly in any place in the country with id card, and no longer need to submit a residence registration certificate.
applicants who apply for a small car driving license have passed some of the subject tests and have changed their place of residence to work outside of the country due to work, study, life, etc., can apply for change of the test place and continue to participate in the remaining subject test.
applicants who apply for a large and medium-sized vehicle driver’s license in a different province (district) can apply directly with their id card, and no need to submit a residence registration certificate.
motorcycle annual inspection can be done nationwide. on the basis of the implementation of the national inspection of automobiles, the motorcycles will be further released across provinces. at the same time, motorcycles registered for less than 6 years are exempt from inspection by inspection agencies.
50% off tickets for guizhou tourist attractions
from june 15th, 2019 to september 22nd, 2019, in addition to guizhou, residents of other provinces and hong kong, macau and taiwan regions can travel to guizhou with their valid id documents, and 50% off tickets for scenic spots! 50% off at high speed!
the great wall implements real-name reservation booking
from june 1st, the badaling great wall scenic area began to implement the full network real-name system to book tickets! need to pay attention to: you can make an appointment to purchase tickets 7 days in advance! the maximum daily flow is 65,000 times!
online ticket booking
peak season (april 1st – october 31st every year) is 18:00
of which: (july 1st – august 31st) is 18:30
low season (november 1st – march 31st of the following year) is 17:00
adult ticket price
40 yuan / person in peak season; 35 yuan / person in low season)
civil servants can retire early
the revised civil service law will come into effect on june 1, 2019. civil servants can retire early if they work for 30 years.
if a civil servant meets one of the following conditions, voluntarily submit an application and, with the approval of the appointment and dismissal authority, may retire early:
working years are over 30 years;
the retirement age set by the state is less than five years away, and the working years are 20 years;
other situations that meet the state’s regulations and can retire early.
enterprise customs annual report must be submitted before june 30
according to relevant regulations, the customs declaration unit shall submit the “annual report on registration information” to the customs of the registration office before june 30 of each year.
import and export enterprises that have already registered for customs registration before 2018.12.31, regardless of whether there is any import or export business in the previous year, should handle the annual customs report before 2019.06.30.
new version of the customs power of attorney
on april 28th, the china customs brokers association issued a notice that a new version of the “proxy customs power of attorney / entrustment customs agreement” will be issued. the old version will be abolished since june 1st.
centralized disinfection of african swine fever & other diseases
recently, the guangdong provincial department of prevention and control of major animal diseases emergency command decided to start a one-and-a-half-month centralized disinfection campaign in the guangdong province from june 1, 2019.
concentrate on large-scale disinfection activities, including the province’s pig farms, pig slaughter plants, harmless treatment plants, meat processing plants, cold storage, pig products trading market, kitchen processing and disposal sites, including workshop warehouses, external environment, transport vehicles and related items.