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China to resume visa issuance for foreigners, fulfill its commitment in further opening-up

2023-03-15 09:35:23       source:Global Times

March 14, 2023

Business representatives, commerce chambers and foreigners welcomed China's decision to resume visa issuance for foreigners, which takes effect from Wednesday. The move signals a significant change in the country's COVID response measures and a return to normalcy. 

As more foreign executives and ordinary people are planning to visit China soon, observers believe that lifting visa curbs will help restore people-to-people exchanges and ease China's relations with some countries, injecting new momentum into the post-pandemic recovery. 

Some observers see the latest adjustment as the first boon following this year's two sessions - the country's most important annual political gatherings, which fully underscores China's firm determination of continuing to open up in a way that is conducive not only to the country, but also to the world. 

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