China Market Intelligence

February 22nd, 2017
By Meg Kelly

The Trump administration on Tuesday announced a modification to US visa waiver applications that will apply to Chinese citizens, asking applicants to voluntarily disclose social media accounts they maintain. Because the request is voluntary, it is unclear if China will reciprocate with the same request or whether entry into the United States will be affected if a Chinese citizen refuses to disclose his...

February 8th, 2017
by Erin Ennis

Increased staffing at US consular offices in China due to previous changes to US business visas might mitigate potential delays in visa renewals  affected by changes to US immigration rules.


Trump’s executive order on January 27...

December 3rd, 2014
Stephanie Henry

As Chinese and American business travelers know well, securing visas for short- or long-term stays can be a time-consuming process. But when Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping met in mid-November, they hammered out a deal that could ease burdens on Chinese and American travelers alike. The latest development introduced changes to both countries’ systems that would extend visa validity up to 10 years for US and Chinese tourists and business travelers. This new visa policy will facilitate...

November 12th, 2014
Yan Yu

At the APEC CEO Summit on November 10, US President Barack Obama announced plans to extend visa validity for Chinese visitors, business people, and students coming to the United States. The validation period for student visas may be prolonged to as much as five years, while business and tourist visas will be extended up to ten years. In addition, China has agreed to along the same terms for Americans coming to China. President Obama said that the policy aims to strengthen...