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Shanghai Delays Cancellation of Resident Status for Citizens Living Outside of China

Radio Free Asia reported that the Shanghai Public Security Bureau published an announcement on its website that it will delay the cancellation of the resident status of those Chinese citizens who live outside of China or have been granted resident status in a foreign country. The original policy was going to take effect in May and use Shanghai as the test city. The website claims that it needs time to further define what it means by “people who have foreign resident status.” Huanqiu published an article last week saying the policy was targeting those who hold dual citizenship. The initial notice drew heated discussions in social media overseas because many Chinese residents who live overseas may face the issue of whether their entitlement to pensions and medical benefits will be stripped in China if the policy were to go into in effective.

Source: Radio Free Asia, March 26, 2018