President Obama Announces Visa Extensions for Chinese Citizens
Today, President Obama announced at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum’s CEO Summit that the United States and China have a reciprocal agreement whereby tourist and business visas would be extended to ten years from the current one year limit, and student visas will be extended from current five years from the current one year limit. Starting Wednesday, new guidelines will be effective for this change in visa arrangement, which is intended to boost the economy in the US and China.
President Obama highlighted that Chinese visitors, approximately 1.8 million, contributed over $21 billion to the US economy in 2014 alone, supporting over 100,000 US jobs. Chinese direct investment rose six-fold over the past five years, and President Obama intends on stimulating the US economy even more with these relaxed visa terms.
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