Beijing has launched a 100-day crackdown targeting foreigners who have entered the country illegally, stayed longer than allowed or who are working in the capital illegally.
The crackdown by the Public Security Bureau, which will run from today to the end of August, makes Beijing the second mainland jurisdiction to clamp down on foreigners, after a big increase in the number living and working on the mainland as a result of the opportunities offered by its formerly booming economy.
Guangdong‘s provincial government introduced a regulation in May last year to encourage the public to report violations involving foreigners, including illegal entry, overstaying, working without permits or doing business without licences.
Official data shows that there are about 200,000 foreigners in Beijing on any given day, including 120,000 who live in the capital but who might not have a job or work legally.
Figures from the Public Security Bureau…
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