The reaction to the proposal chimes with the state media narrative that countries have turned their backs on China over the virus epidemic. Photo: EPA-EFE
The reaction to the proposal chimes with the state media narrative that countries have turned their backs on China over the virus epidemic. Photo: EPA-EFE

Backlash in China over draft rule on permanent residency for foreigners

  • Many Chinese voice strong opposition to proposed regulation amid rising nationalist sentiment fuelled by coronavirus propaganda
  • New rule would ease conditions to apply, including by lowering the investment requirement

The reaction to the proposal chimes with the state media narrative that countries have turned their backs on China over the virus epidemic. Photo: EPA-EFE
The reaction to the proposal chimes with the state media narrative that countries have turned their backs on China over the virus epidemic. Photo: EPA-EFE
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