Foreign job seekers at job fair in Beijing, Nov 5, 2016. [Photo/VCG] 
A new foreigners' work permit administration system is to go into effect on April 1. The Employment Permit for Foreigners and the Foreign Expert Work Permit are integrated into the Foreigner's Work Permit in China. The new program makes it more simple and transparent for foreigners to apply for a work permit in the country.
Source:http://en.xmtdc.gov.cn/2017-05/02/content_29203059.htm