Permanent Residency Made Easier For Shanghai’s Expats



The winners of this year’s “Top 10 Up-and-Coming Entrepreneurs in Shanghai” award were three American expats, building a start-up in the dynamic metropolis, which may serve as a gauge of the increasingly active role of foreign professionals on the Bund and beyond.

Shanghai is now home to nearly 200,000 foreign residents, according to official figures.

And to help that population feel more at home and eventually attract more of their kind, Shanghai is testing out a an initiative aimed at simplifying the process of getting a Chinese “green card”, a permit for permanent residence for non-Chinese citizens.


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