Employment permit no longer required for HK, Macau and Taiwan residents

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The State Council released on 3 August 2018 a circular to abolish 11 administrative approval items in an effort to simplify administration further. According to the announcement, residents from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan (HMT residents) no longer need to obtain employment permits to work in China.

The announcement instructs the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (HRSS) to formulate substitute policies and measures to supervise the employment of these HMT residents. Those policies and measures cover employment services, social security, unemployment registration, and protection of labour rights and benefits.