Jan 18, 2014

Japan to ease permanent resident conditions for foreign professionals

The government is considering relaxing requirements for highly skilled foreigners to obtain permanent residency status in Japan as it expects them to help enhance the nation’s international competitiveness, according to government sources. The government plans to submit a bill to revise the immigration control ...

Jan 16, 2014

Border Patrol rights violations alleged, probe sought

Border Patrol agents at southern Arizona checkpoints routinely violate the constitutional rights of U.S. citizens with illegal searches and other actions although the stops are supposed to be limited to immigration enforcement, according to a complaint filed Wednesday. The letter from the American Civil ...

China withholds visas for NYT, Bloomberg reporters

Dec 9, 2013

China withholds visas for NYT, Bloomberg reporters

Chinese authorities have been withholding residence visas for reporters working for The New York Times and Bloomberg in apparent retaliation for the agencies’ investigative stories on wealth accumulated by leaders’ families. If authorities do not soon start approving renewals for visas due to expire ...

Britain to ease China visa applications

Oct 15, 2013

Britain to ease China visa applications

Britain says it will make it easier for China’s citizens to obtain visas, as it seeks a bigger share of the multibillion-dollar Chinese traveler market against stiff European competition. Finance minister George Osborne, who is in China leading a British trade delegation, promised the ...