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China reopens doors to foreign students for first time in more than 2 years

Foreign nationals holding a valid Chinese residence permit for study or an APEC business travel card will be allowed to enter China starting today

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Belinda Cao and Linda Lew | Bloomberg
China is opening the door to foreign students for the first time in more than two years, easing restrictions on their entry imposed after the outbreak of Covid-19. 
 
Foreign nationals holding a valid Chinese residence permit for study or an APEC business travel card will be allowed to enter China starting Wednesday, the nation’s US embassy said in a statement posted on WeChat late Tuesday. Similar statements were made by China’s embassies in Japan and India. 

While the country has been allowing some students to enter on an ad-hoc basis for some time, the move shows Beijing is attempting to

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First Published: Aug 24 2022 | 8:35 AM IST

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