China grants permanent residency to 1,881 foreigners over last 2 months

China has granted permanent residency to 1,881 foreigners over the past two months, said the country’s State Immigration Administration.

The number is equivalent to the total that were granted in the whole of last year. The 1,881 permanent residents include Nobel Prize winners, researchers, doctoral supervisors, entrepreneurs, as well as their spouses and children.

The permanent residency mechanism for foreigners is an important scheme for China to attract global talents. The country will further improve the system and better facilitate those who want to be involved in its development.