AmCham-China Daily (whom I am happy to plug because they gave me two pretty cool t-shirts) just did a post, not so grippingly entitled, “Advisory to foreign employees from chamber member company.” The advisory is on the need for foreigners to register with the police within 24 hours of their arrival in China, if they are not staying in a hotel. I think this requirement has always been in place, but we (and others) are getting reports that the police are beginning to strictly enforce this rule now. As someone who once spent far too many hours in an ice cold police station in remotest Russia for having failed to do this, my best advice is that registration is worth it.
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