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Name: Rules for the Administration of Employment of Foreigners in China.
Country: China
Subject(s): Migrant workers
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 1996-01-22
Entry into force:
Published on: Official translation
ISN: CHN-1996-R-44865
Bibliography: Official translation
Unofficial English Translation Unofficial English Translation (consulted on 2005-12-19)
English translation English translation Ministry of Commerce, Peoples Republic of China PDF of Law in English PDF of Law in English (consulted on 2007-10-08)
Abstract/Citation: Employees who do not have Chinese nationality must obtain an "employment license;" foreigners entering China for employment purposes must hold an employment visa. Foreign employees may only be hired for positions which cannot be filled by a Chinese national. Provides exemptions for United Nations employees and their spouses, and for certain specialized workers. Labour contracts with foreign workers shall not exceed 5 years. Wage, minimum wage, labour disputes and working conditions of foreign employees shall be governed by local Chinese law. Provides for penalties for violations of the Act. Persons who work without a legal permit may be deported at their or their employer's expense.
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