FOCUS on Immigration | China

Although China signed both the 1951 United Nations Refugee Convention and the 1967 Protocol, the Exit-Entry Law has only slim provisions for asylum-seekers. Due to the lack of concrete provisions, the Beijing office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been carrying out refugee status determination on China’s behalf, with a mounting caseload due to crises in the Middle East.

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