China National Immigration Administration: 650 million people entered or exited the country in 2018

In 2018, Chinese citizens entered and exited 560 million person-times, accounting for 86.1% of the total number of entry-exit personnel, a year-on-year increase of 12%, and maintained growth for 15 consecutive years. For the first time, there were 95.328 million foreigners departing from or entering China, a year-on-year increase of 11.6%. The top ten countries with the number of foreigners entering China are Myanmar (including people live on border), Vietnam (including people live on border), South Korea, Japan, the United States, Russia, Mongolia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore. The National Immigration Inspection Authorities inspected a total of 35,045 million vehicles (racks, columns, ships) of inbound and outbound transportation, an increase of 13.1% year-on-year, and the number and growth rate reached record highs. Facing the growing challenges of entry and exit personnel and transportation tools, the National Immigration Service has continually simplified border inspection procedures and innovated inspection modes.

Source: PKF China

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