China's Ministry of Education has just announced
a new relaxation of work policies for foreigners in the country according to China Daily
, this time targeting those in university. From the announcement, it seems that international students studying in Chinese universities will now be able to take part-time jobs and internships off-campus during their studies, as long as their university approves and it's checked with all the relevant authorities.
Granted, it hasn't been uncommon for students to find a way around that requirement and the laws barring them from paid work. But it looks like there's no longer any need to work in a legally grey area – although, the details on specifics of how it would work are still tba.
The announcement comes off the back of many recent foreigner-friendly changes to China's immigration and work policies, including plans to streamline the visa process
for immigrants and the trialling of a new 'startup business visa
' in Shanghai. It looks like the government is set to continue efforts to court international talent and promote China's own burgeoning higher education system while they're at it.
Now's a better time than ever to take up that exchange programme and go to Perry's nightly, then...