A series of new policies and measures have now been or will soon formally adopted and come into force. Let’s see how they will affect your everyday life in China and check the updates of important news!
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7 more int’l flights to China will be halted in November
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) announced that there will more flights to be suspended after passengers tested positive for COVID-19 in the upcoming weeks. Please check the latest info if you are going to travel to China.
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The Saudi Arabian Airlines’ Flight SV884 and the China Southern Airlines’ Flight CZ348 have received “circuit breaker” directive and have been temporarily suspended earlier this month.
However, these two flights are required to extend their suspension due to more passengers tested positive for COVID-19.
According to the CAAC, Mahan Air’s Flight W5081, Neos Air’s Flight NO946 and Flight NO976, Turkish Airlines’ Flight TK72, Polish Airlines’ LO093 departing before November 2nd will not be affected.
If you have bought the tickets for the involved flight during the suspension period, please contact the airline to change the flight as soon as possible.
China’s MFA reminds people to avoid outbound travel
On Oct 26, the Department of Consular Affairs of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a notice via its official WeChat account, stating that as the global pandemic situation has rebounded significantly in recent days, many countries have announced they have entered second waves of the pandemic, triggering tightened COVID-19 prevention and control measures.
Therefore, Chinese nationals may face more significant health and safety risks if they choose to travel outbound at present. The notice has reminded Chinese citizens to try and avoid cross-border travel as much as possible.
HK to exempt quarantine on certain passengers from mainland
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government announced on Oct 27 that it is planning to exempt the 14-day mandatory quarantine for its residents returning from the Chinese mainland, with the epidemic situation currently under control.
The exemption measure is expected to come into force from November, the government said. According to Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of HKSAR, a quota would be set at the beginning of the quarantine-free travel arrangement, allowing for the gradual and orderly resumption of personnel exchanges between the Chinese mainland and the Hong Kong SAR.
Also, an Air Travel Bubble (ATB) campaign between Hong Kong and Singapore may also be launched in the coming weeks.
Uzbekistan launches consulate in Guangzhou
Uzbekistan officially opened its consulate general in Guangzhou, marking the city’s 66th consulate general. The consulate, based in Guangzhou, represents the country in Guangdong, Fujian, Hunan, and Hainan Provinces, as well as the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.
The establishment of the Uzbekistan CG in Guangzhou is expected to pump further vitality into China-Uzbekistan relation, and promote exchanges and cooperation between the country and southern China, especially the Guangdong province.
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Attention! New rules on tax credit rating system to be launched
- Address of the Uzbekistan Consulate General in Guangzhou:
China has established a modern tax credit rating system, rating taxpayers at five different levels (A, B, M, C, D) based on the evaluation results.
A-level taxpayers are entitled to more favorable treatments and D-level taxpayers are subjected to stricter scrutiny in a wide range of tax-related matters such as application for invoice issuance and VAT refunds on exported goods.
Starting from November 1, 2020, a series of new rules on the tax rating system will be effective. Those who have been rated D-leveldue to the evaluation results will get 11 more points next year.
New drivers over the age of 70 will be able to apply for a driver’s license
The Ministry of Public Security (MPS) on recently released 14 new measures on promoting the business environment.
According to the measures, new drivers over the age of 70 will be able to apply for a driver’s license starting November.
Aiming at better adapting to the needs of an aging society, there will be no age limit for applicants for following types of driver’s licenses as long as they meet physical and mental requirements under the new measures:
18th Guangzhou Int’l Automobile Exhibition to start on Nov 20
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Hailed as “the bellwether of Chinese automobile market”, the 18th Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition (GIAE) will be held from November 20th to 29th at the Canton Fair Complex in Guangzhou. The exhibition area reaches 220 thousand square meters.
As the very last international automobile exhibition of the year in China, the 18th GIAE has caught the attention of the global car industry. The gathering of new vehicles, manufacturers of cars and parts as well as professionals in the industry will inject great confidence into the Chinese and even the international automobile market.
With the theme “New Tech, New Life”, the 18th GIAE will provide an efficient and high-quality platform for the global automobile industry. The most advanced technology and achievements will be shown by top enterprises from home and abroad.
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SOURCE | China Gov / ecns / GDToday / 广州税务报