DHAKA: China’s national legislature adopted a new law on Saturday that will target foreigners who are living and working in China illegally.
The Straits Times reports quoting China’s official Xinhua News Agency that the government encourages citizens to inform on suspected illegal workers,.
The law approved by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee now requires foreigners to obtain valid documents - including employment certificates - to work in China.
It allows for employers to be fined S$2,000 for every foreigner they hire illegally.
Authorities encourage Chinese citizens to report clues regarding foreigners who may work in China illegally and ask universities and language schools to share the employment information of their students.
BDST: 2102 HRS, JUN 30, 2012
Edited by Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor