International Students in China Can Now Seek Employment

International Students in China Can Now Seek Employment. Students studying abroad in China are now permitted to obtain part-time employment while pursuing their degrees. Previously, international students needed a minimum of two years of related work experience outside of China before qualifying for a work visa. Similar to the Optional Practice Training (OPT) for F-1 students, the Chinese government’s new policy is aimed at attracting foreign talent by providing more opportunities for students, and ultimately incorporating those individuals into the domestic labor force upon graduation to boost the economy and remain competitive in the global market.