Once the new immigration administration is fully functioning, it "will promote China to select talent worldwide and actively participate in international competition for talent", said Wang Huiyao, director of the Center for China and Globalization.
It will take the lead in dealing with foreigners who enter illegally and will repatriate illegal immigrants. It will also offer exit and entry management services for Chinese citizens on private affairs and actively engage in international cooperation involving immigration, the ministry said.
"The new administration will help to improve the level of government management and services, and ensure the legitimate rights and other interests of immigrants in China," said Huang Ningning, managing partner at Grandall Law Firm in Shanghai.
Meanwhile, a national commodity anti-counterfeiting database, the first of its kind in the country, will be established in South China's Hainan province soon, according to the paper.
KUNMING - Archaeologists in Southwest China's Yunnan province said Wednesday that they had discovered 17 cave tombs dating back thousands of years.
President Xi called for deepening military-civilian integration, while highlighting sci-tech innovation as the key to military upgrading.
BEIJING -- "I pledge my allegiance to the Constitution of the People's Republic of China (PRC) to safeguard the Constitution's authority, fulfill my legal obligations ..." Newly elected Chinese President Xi Jinping took the solemn oath in Beijing Saturday.