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US Waives Visa Requirements for Taiwanese

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has announced visa-free travel for Taiwanese citizens looking to visit the country. The waiver, which begins November First, will allow Taiwanese visitors to enter the United States for up to 90 days without a visa — a privilege enjoyed by 36 nations. China is not one of them. White House and State […]

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US Improves Visa Application Process for Chinese Visitors

Posted July 13th, 2012 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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A growing number of Chinese citizens are taking advantage of recent changes that make it easier to apply for visas to the United States. The U.S. State Department says its has processed more than one million visa applications so far this year. That is an increase of over 43 percent compared to same period last […]

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China Criticizes US Decision on Confucius Institutes

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media are criticizing a recent decision by the U.S. State Department to tighten visa requirements at Chinese Confucius Institutes in the United States. The State Department last week issued a directive saying it was “reviewing the academic viability” of the Chinese government-backed institutions, which promote Chinese language and culture overseas. The statement said […]

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