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May
May 10, 2016 Optional Practical Training Extension for STEM Students (STEM OPT) Extended from 17 Months to 24 Months
May 19, 2016 USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for Fiscal Year 2016
May 23, 2016 State Council of the PRC Issues Opinions on Stabilizing Foreign Trade
April
April 7, 2016 USCIS Reaches FY 2017 H-1B Cap
April 12, 2016 USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2017
April 22, 2016 USCIS to Begin Fiscal Year 2017 H-1B Cap Premium Processing on May 12
March
March 16, 2016 USCIS Will Accept H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2017 Beginning April 1, 2016
February
February 3, 2016 Securities Association of China Issues Rules Governing Securities Market Guarantee Business
February 5, 2016 H-2B Returning Workers Exempted from the H-2B Cap for Fiscal Year 2016
January
January 12, 2016 New Law Increases H-1B and L-1 Petition Fees
January 15, 2016 DHS Enhances Opportunities for H-1B1, E-3, CW-1 Nonimmigrants and Certain EB-1 Immigrants
December
December 3, 2015 EB-5 Regional Centers Must File Form I-924A by December 29
December 17, 2015 China to Lower Some Import and Export Tariffs in 2016
December 18, 2015 EB-5 Regional Center Program Extended Without Changes Until September 30, 2016
December 21, 2015 New EB-5 Regional Center Reform Bill Introduced
November
November 11, 2015 China's Tax Incentives for Innovation Zones Extended Nationwide
November 18, 2015 USCIS Announces Addition of 16 Countries Eligible to Participate in the H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs
October
October 9, 2015 China Ratifies WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
October 15, 2015 China Launches Three-in-One Business License
October 19, 2015 China Launches Renminbi Cross-border Interbank Payment System
September
September 9, 2015 China Eases Access of Foreign Capital in Property Market
September 21, 2015 Expected Changes to EB-5 Program
September 30, 2015 EB-5 Regional Center Program Temporarily Extended Until Dec. 11
August
August 26, 2015 China to Step up Development of Financing Guarantee Industry
August 31, 2015 USCIS Launches Spanish-Language myE-Verify and Expands Services
July
July 7, 2015 China Introduces Five Measures to Support Cross-border E-commerce
July 20, 2015 Senators Propose Changes to EB-5 Program
June
June 5, 2015 Don't Let Your Work Permit Expire; Follow These DACA Renewal Tips
June 9, 2015 China Customs' 16-Point Policy to Support "Belt and Road"
June 23, 2015 China Removes Foreign Equity Cap on E-Commerce Businesses
May
May 8, 2015 China to Cut Import Tariff and Consumption Tax on Consumer Goods
May 20, 2015 USCIS Publishes Filing Guidance for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses to Obtain Work Permits
May 26, 2015 Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses Final Rule in Effect Today, May 26, 2015
April
April 7, 2015 USCIS Reaches FY 2016 H-1B Cap
April 13, 2015 USCIS Announces myE-Verify Now Available Nationwide
April 14, 2015 H-1B Cap Random Selection Process Completed; USCIS to Begin H-1B Cap Premium Processing on April 27
March
March 12, 2015 USCIS Will Accept H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2016 Beginning April 1, 2015
March 24, 2015 USCIS Posts Updated L-1B Adjudications Policy for Public Feedback
March 30, 2015 China Expands Income Tax Breaks for Small Low-Profit Enterprises
February
February 2, 2015 USCIS: H-2B Cap Reached for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2015
February 2, 2015 USCIS Announces Expanded DACA Will Begin on February 18
February 18, 2015 Judge Issues Injunction Against President's Executive Actions on Immigration
February 24, 2015 DHS Extends Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants
January
January 12, 2015 In China, New Tax Measures for Individually-Owned Businesses Take Effect
January 13, 2015 myE-Verify Accounts Are Now Available in 16 More States
January 21, 2015 MOFCOM of China Proposes Full Liberalization of Foreign Investment Access
January 26, 2015 China's State Council Takes Measures to Address Foreign Trade Deficiencies
January 29, 2015 Enrolled Employers Can Now Display the E-Verify Participation Poster in More Languages
December
December 3, 2014 EB-5 Regional Centers Must File Form I-924A by December 29
December 11, 2014 USCIS Approves 10,000 U Visas for 6th Straight Fiscal Year
December 16, 2014 USCIS Announces 68 Countries Eligible to Participate in the H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs
December 29, 2014 China to Reduce Import Tariffs for Drug Substances and Other Goods in 2015
November
November 20, 2014 Executive Actions on Immigration
November 20, 2014 Expanded DACA and Provisional Waivers, New Deferred Action for Parental Accountability Program - Details on Recent Executive Actions on Immigration
November 20, 2014 Q&A on President Obama's New Immigration Initiatives
October
October 6, 2014 New E-Verify Service Combats Fraud, Protects Identity, Educates Workers
October 30, 2014 China Mulls One-stop Business Registration
September
September 5, 2014 China's State Council sets 15% tax rate to lure private capital to technology service sector
September 8, 2014 China's State Council vows to ease financing costs for enterprises
August
August 13, 2014 Recent Changes to E-Verify
August 22, 2014 China to allow outbound investment by individual investors
August 28, 2014 Seven Chinese cities and provinces approved for wholly foreign-owned hospitals
July
July 1, 2014 China's State Administration for Taxation introduces tax measures to promote foreign trade
July 1, 2014 China issues customs measures to support the steady growth of foreign trade
June
June 5, 2014 DHS Secretary Johnson Announces Process for DACA Renewal
June 13, 2014 China issues new rules on government approval of investment projects
May
May 1, 2014 USCIS Expands Site Visits to Include L-1 Visas
May 26, 2014 China eases approval process for foreign investment projects
May 30, 2014 China's State Council lays out measures to support steady growth of foreign trade
April
April 3, 2014 China's State Council to announce new rules for enterprise mergers and reorganizations
April 10, 2014 USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap
April 17, 2014 China eases restrictions on outbound investments
March
March 10, 2014 China steps up efforts to fight IPR infringement and counterfeiting
March 25, 2014 USCIS to Begin Premium Processing of H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions by April 28, 2014
March 28, 2014 China's new catalogue of encouraged imports focuses on environmental industry
February
February 1, 2014 Half a Million Companies Now Participate in E-Verify
February 25, 2014 China continues to waive export commodity inspection fees this year
January
January 17, 2014 USCIS Announces 63 Countries Eligible to Participate in the H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs
January 23, 2014 China's outbound investment approval authority to be decentralized under new rules
December
December 27, 2013 China relaxes foreign investment entry threshold in manufacturing sector
December 30, 2013 China revises Company Law to lower threshold for company establishment
November
November 8, 2013 Foreign firms also benefit from China's scrapping of minimum capital requirements
November 18, 2013 New Security Enhancement Helps E-Verify Deter Employee Fraud
October
October 28, 2013 China's MOFCOM demands better supervision over investment promotions
October 23, 2013 Temporary Accommodation for Form I-129 H-2A Petitions
October 1, 2013 Investor Alert - Investment Scams Exploit Immigrant Investor Program
September
September 23, 2013 China's Revised Trademark Law facilitates faster trademark registration
September 11, 2013 State Council of China expands direct financing channels for small businesses
August
August 28, 2013 China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) helps small businesses raise funds
August 27, 2013 China to relax forex control over services trade from 1 September
July
July 1, 2013 Implementation of the Supreme Court Ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act
July 1, 2013 USCIS Enhances E-Verify's Capability to Directly Notify Employees of an Information Mismatch
July 1, 2013 Shanghai submits free trade zone plan to State Council
July 1, 2013 China expedites taxing of e-commerce sales
June
June 1, 2013 China's State Council identifies nine key areas for economic reform in 2013
June 1, 2013 New types of Chinese residence visas in the works
May
May 28, 2013 Forex administration measures in China's special customs supervision zones take effect on 1 June
May 8, 2013 USCIS to Expand Entrepreneurs in Residence Initiative
May 7, 2013 New food and drug regulator taking shape in China
April
April 25, 2013 USCIS Resumes Adjudication of All H-2B Petitions Following Publication of Interim Final Rule
April 5, 2013 USCIS Reaches FY 2014 H-1B Cap
April 2, 2013 USCIS Temporarily Suspends Adjudication of Most H-2B Petitions Following Court Order
March
March 15, 2013 USCIS to Accept H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2014 on April 1, 2013
March 8, 2013 USCIS Revises Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9
February
February 1, 2013 USCIS Implementing New Immigrant Fee
January
January 10, 2013 China to revise Trademark Law to raise compensation for infringement
January 3, 2013 Lower tariffs on five categories of import products in 2013
January 2, 2013 Final Rule to Support Family Unity During Waiver Process
December
December 18, 2012 Expanded e-Request and Case Status Services
November
November 28, 2012 USCIS Develops Tools to Help Foreign Entrepreneurs Create and Grow Businesses in the United States
November 20, 2012 Special Customs supervision zones slated for consolidation
October
October 29, 2012 Inspection and quarantine fees exempted for selected goods
October 9, 2012 State Council's 16-point foreign trade promotion package
October 5, 2012 USCIS Program Extension Alert
September
September 28, 2012 USCIS Announces a New Filing Option on behalf of Canadian TN Nonimmigrants and Reminds Employers of the Current Filing Options on behalf of Canadian L-1 Nonimmigrants
September 26, 2012 China implements new rules on foreign exchange administration in goods trade
August
August 1, 2012 China's GAC launches customs clearance reform
August 1, 2012 Chinese enterprises given more time to file for export tax rebates
July
July 26, 2012 New Online Resource Provides Immigration Information in Up to 22 Different Languages
July 1, 2012 China implements preferential tax policies to encourage private investment
June
June 19, 2012 Department of State Announces Cut-Off Date for EB-2 Worldwide, Mexico and the Philippines
June 1, 2012 New policies to stimulate domestic demand in China
May
May 22, 2012 USCIS Launches Online Immigration System, USCIS ELIS
May 15, 2012 USCIS Issues Precedent Appeals Decision on P-3 Nonimmigrant Visa Petition
May 5, 2012 China adjusts tax rate for certain import goods
April
April 6, 2012 Consular Processing for Overseas Derivative T and U Nonimmigrant Status Family Members: Questions and Answers
April 1, 2012 China to release development plan for seven new industries soon
March
March 27, 2012 USCIS to Accept H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2013 Beginning April 2, 2012
March 1, 2012 China's private non-profit organizations eligible for tax incentives for small low-profit enterprises
February
February 1, 2012 China issues new Catalogue for Guidance of Foreign Investment Industries
February 1, 2012 Foreign investment in China's hi-tech and services encouraged
January
January 17, 2012 USCIS Announces 58 Countries Whose Nationals are Eligible for H-2A and H-2B Participation
January 1, 2012 Foreign firms actively develop China's domestic market
December
December 1, 2011 Overseas IPR help center to aid mainland Chinese firms
November
November 23, 2011 USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2012 H-1B Cap
November 1, 2011 China's MOFCOM to draft rules regulating online retail
October
October 11, 2011 USCIS Announces "Entrepreneurs in Residence" Initiative
October 1, 2011 China reforms foreign exchange control system for trade in goods
September
September 13, 2011 USCIS Begins Implementation of Enhancements to the EB-5 Program
September 7, 2011 Foreign investors cannot avoid M&A security review
August
August 1, 2011 Crackdown on illegal online direct selling
August 1, 2011 SAT clarifies income tax on transfer of restricted shares
July
July 1, 2011 Financing guarantee sector to get boost
June
June 13, 2011 USCIS and Mississippi Implement New E-Verify Tool to Combat Fraud
June 1, 2011 China to set up product safety alert system for imported consumer products
May
May 19, 2011 USCIS Proposes Significant Enhancements to EB-5 Visa Processing to Help America Win the Future
May 13, 2011 USCIS Launches I-9 Central on USCIS.gov
May 1, 2011 Lighter tax burdens for individually-owned businesses
April
April 1, 2011 MOFCOM to further decentralize investment approval authority
March
March 1, 2011 NRDC: Building a more liberal multinational investment system
March 1, 2011 China to vet inward M&A deals for national security
February
February 1, 2011 16 Guidelines to combat IP crime
February 1, 2011 Trademark examination reduced to 10 months
January
January 18, 2011 E-Verify Gets High Marks from Employers in Customer Satisfaction Survey
January 1, 2011 Environmental tax proposal passed
December
December 17, 2010 USCIS Issues Final Rule for CNMI-Only Investor Program Rule provides status for eligible long-term investors
December 1, 2010 Major adjustment to tax policy on employment
November
November 22, 2010 USCIS Introduces First-Ever Fee Waiver Form
November 1, 2010 FIEs now subject to urban tax and education surcharge
October
October 20, 2010 USCIS Issues Two Precedent Appeals Decisions
October 1, 2010 MOFCOM Regulates Online Sales by FIEs
September
September 23, 2010 After Public Comment, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Announces Final Rule Adjusting Fees for Immigration Benefits
September 1, 2010 PBOC Opens Interbank Bond Market to Offshore Financial Institutions
August
August 20, 2010 CHINA Exempts Business Tax on Service Outsourcing in 21 Cities
August 13, 2010 USCIS 2010 H-1B Cap Count
August 13, 2010 USCIS Implements H-1B and L-1 Fee Increase According to Public Law
July
July 7, 2010 FY 2011 H-1B Cap Count
July 7, 2010 Business Registration Necessary in China for Personal Online Shops in Future
June
June 14, 2010 USCIS Launches Redesigned E-Verify Employer Web Interface
May
May 13, 2010 Documentation Employers May Accept and Temporary Protected Status Beneficiaries May Present as Evidence of Employment Eligibility
April
April 8, 2010 USCIS Continues to Accept FY 2011 H-1B Petitions
April 1, 2010 Tort Liability Law Takes Effect in July 2010
April 1, 2010 MOFCOM Encourages MNCs to Invest in Central and Western Region
March
March 16, 2010 Humanitarian Parole Fact Sheet
February
February 4, 2010 USCIS Issues Additional Information Regarding the Employ American Workers Act (EAWA) to Employers Filing H-1B Petitions
February 1, 2010 Outsource Contractors Must Protect Confidential Information
February 1, 2010 CBRC Identifies Six Areas for Supervision
January
January 1, 2010 USCIS to Naturalize more than 6,000 Citizenship Candidates
December
December 21, 2009 USCIS Reaches FY 2010 H-1B Cap
November
November 27, 2009 USCIS Update: Temporary Acceptance of H-1B Petitions Without Department of Labor Certified Labor Condition Applications (LCAs)
October
October 7, 2009 Update: USCIS Clarifies Requirements for Agents Filing as Petitioners for the O and P Visa Classifications
September
September 8,2009 Federal Contractors Required to Use E-Verify Beginning Sept. 8, 2009
August
August 28, 2009 USCIS to Accept New H-2B Fiscal Year 2009 Petitions
July
July 30, 2009 Update on Recent US Consumer Product Safety Commission Activity
July 1, 2009 ICE Launches New I-9 Audit Initiative
July 1, 2009 Chinas Control over Forex Source and Outward Remittance to be Relaxed
June
June 30, 2009 LCA Approvals Delayed in H1B Applications
June 22, 2009 USCIS Announces Resumption of Premium Processing Service for Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker
June 22, 2009 USCIS, FBI Eliminate National Name Check Backlog

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