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China: Incentives for attracting, retaining foreign talent

China: Incentives for attracting, retaining talent

New guidance from China’s immigration agency includes provisions aimed at attracting and retaining “foreign talent.” The new measures have a 1 August 2019 effective date.


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The new measures expand the period during which work and residence permits are valid (from two years to five years for highly skilled foreign talent or workers in certain “key development areas”).

The new immigration policy also provides new rules for permanent residence permits for persons with “in-demand skills” or persons whose earnings exceed a threshold amount for four consecutive years during which they resided in China for at least six months of each year.

For more information, contact a KPMG tax professional:

Linda Zhang | +1 (212) 954-2423 |

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