PRC Immigration: Restrict Foreign Travel of PRC Citizens

In translating PRC State Immigration Administation policy meeting I have broken out very long paragraphs with bullet points and explanations of abbreviations for ideological guidelines and government work standards.

While numbered lists of exhortations have long been common in China, they were particularly common in Mao’s time and now again under the guidance of General Secretary Xi Jinping. Xi isn’t the same as Mao (after all, it’s the new era!), he just seems to try to rhyme with his numbered lists and in promoting his own Thought.

Western analogues of Chinese numbered lists — which are often moral exhortations or precepts — seem to be most common in religion such as the Ten Commandments and lists of cardinal sins and virtues. Perhaps not coincidentally, the Chinese Communist Party seeks to manage the religious sphere of life as well.

State Immigration Administration: Strictly Restrict the Non-essential Foreign Travel of Chinese citizens


May 12, 2022 

  In the afternoon of May 10th, Xu Ganlu, concurrently the Vice Minister of Public Security, the State Administration of Immigration Party group Party Secretary, presided over an Administation party group meeting to convey and to learn from the important speech of General Secretary Xi Jinping at the meeting of the Standing Committee of the Central Political Bureau.  The meeting listened to the report on the current situation of the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic and the next steps of prevention and control work and reports on the essentials  of the State Council executive meeting on the subject, the national television and telephone conference on the prevention and control of the new coronavirus pneumonia epidemic, the State Council Fifth Clean Government Work Conference, and studied how to implement this guidance. Li Yulu, deputy secretary of the party group and deputy director of the State Administration of Immigration, and Yin Chengji and Zhao Changhua, members of the party group and deputy directors, also attended the meeting.

  The meeting stressed that at this major emergency juncture of epidemic prevention and control, General Secretary Xi Jinping presided over the meeting of the Standing Committee of the Politburo and made an important speech.  Secretary Xi, with strong strategic focus and great political courage, has guided us in the right direction so that we will do a good job in prevention and control of the epidemic. People at all levels should study and implement the spirit of the important speech of General Secretary Xi Jinping, resolutely implement the State Council executive meeting and the spirit of the national television and telephone conference on the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic, to achieve a deep, complete and comprehensive understanding of the Party Central Committee guidelines and policies for the prevention and control of the epidemic.

  • We should conscientiously ensure that our thoughts and actions are in step with the Party Central Committee’s decisions and dispositions,  and resolutely overcome any lack of awareness, preparation and other issues.
  • We should be resolute in overcoming any thoughts of belittling this task, of thinking that it doesn’t matter or self-righteous attitudes and fight with determination those who by their words or in their actions would distort, cast doubt upon or oppose our epidemic prevention policies.
  • We must unswervingly implement the general strategy of “externally prevent importation while and internal preventing a rebound”, unswervingly adhere to the general policy of “zero covid”. Epidemic prevention and control must be a top priority.

The meeting called for a strict and realistic approach to the prevention and control of the epidemic, and to give full play to the role of immigration management functions, and to win new victories in the battle against the epidemic.

  The meeting requires that the measures of epidemic prevention and control should be implemented in a strict and practical manner to consolidate and expand the strategic achievements of epidemic prevention and control.  We should:

  • Cooperate fully to win the battle to defend Shanghai, strengthen the guidance of the Shanghai border inspection station and the public security organs of the entry and exit management, and mobilize the power of the entire system to go all out to support Shanghai to achieve zero covid.
  • Consider Beijing the top priority, strictly implement the requirements of the joint prevention and control mechanisms in Beijing, and strongly support the prevention and control of the epidemic in Beijing.
  • Supervise the implementation of precise prevention and control measures at the Jilin Border Inspection Station and continue to consolidate the results of the prevention and control of the epidemic in Jilin.
  • Guide the border inspection stations and immigration authorities, support and cooperate with the local epidemic prevention and control authorities.
  • To strictly implement the entry and exit policy of strict, strictly limit the non-essential foreign travel of Chinese citizens, and implement a policy of strict measures concerning the issuance of entry and exit documents. 
  • Tighten the control of border crossings, not allow people from outside Mainland China’s borders from gathering at border crossings [Note: jingwai This would mean people from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao as well as foreigners. End note], prevent illegal entry which brings the epidemic to China, and to ensure that people, things and the environment are all subject to the same measures of epidemic prevention and control to prevent the hidden threats to the Zero Covid Policy. 
  • In order to crack down on illegal entry and exit activities, ensure comprehensive and in-depth Mongoose Hunt 2022 Action Plan 獴猎”行动—2022,   in-depth promotion of the “Three Zeros” outstanding issues: cut off the main channels for illegal exit and entry; prevent the epidemic entering China through criminal channels. 
  • Simultaneously coordinate the prevention and control of epidemics and promote economic and social development, resolutely implement the requirements of  “epidemic prevention, economic stability, improve security” , and actively study the introduction of people-friendly, enterprise-helping policies and measures to promote the “Six Stabilities” [Note: “Six Stablities” refers to stable employment, stable finance, stable foreign trade, stable foreign investment, stable investment and stable expectations, covering the main aspects of China’s economic life.]  and the “Six Protections” [Note: Protect stable employment of residents, protect basic livelihood, protect principal market players, protect food and energy security, protect industry chain supply chain stability, protect grassroots-level society’s operations.] in order to ensure the smooth flow of ports of entry, in order to provide excellent and efficient service for the necessary movement of people.
  • Strengthen our work to prevent the spread of the epidemic within our ranks, maintain strict epidemic prevention and control standards and measures to ensure the safety and stability of our teams. H
  • Hold people strictly accountable, strengthen organizational management, strengthen party building and guidance, improve comprehensive protections, impose strict work discipline, and effectively implement the tasks of epidemic prevention and control and service economic and social development.

  The meeting stressed that all levels should study and implement the important remarks and important instructions of General Secretary Xi Jinping on the overall strict governance of the party. We should:

  • Build up the Party working style and clean government and anti-corruption struggle,
  • Conscientiously implement the important speech of Premier Li Keqiang at the Fifth Meeting of the State Council on Clean Government
  • Come to deeply understand the achievements in improving partywork style and promoting clean government system and anti-corruption work, and stress corruption fighting and correct discipline;
  • Deeply grasp the promotion of economic and social development is the basic responsibility of the government at all levels, is the inevitable requirements of the party style and clean government,
  • Give full play to the role of immigration management functions, T
  • Take the initiative to serve the high level of open high-quality development; come to deep grasp the role of the government system in strengthening the work in their own agencies, people-oriented with iron discipline, persevere diligently, pragmatic and difficult tasks,
  • Promote the overall strict management of the party to deepen the development of the police, with practical action to meet requirements for holding the 20th Party Congress.

  The meeting called for the conscientious performance of immigration management duties and tasks, always with the “Two Overall Situations” 

[Note:  “The strategic overall situation of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and the world’s unprecedented changes in a century”

and focus our hearts and minds on serving the “Greatness of the Country”

[ Note: General Secretary Xi Jinping stressed that “we should have a good idea of the greatness of the country, pay attention to what the Party Central Committee is concerned about and what it emphasizes, and deeply understand what is the most important interest of the Party and the country, and what is the most important position that needs to be firmly defended”] 

,  to act properly, be disciplined, fight corruption and promote economic and social development as an single, integrated missions, contribute to stabilizing the foundations of the economy.  We must:

  • Acclerate the implementation of people-friendly policies and measures,
  • Fully implement the people-centered development ideology,
  • Further deepen the “management and service” reform in the field of immigration management, to be deeply committed to and put into practice the attitude that  “I do practical things for the masses” , and Accelerate the implementation of the people-friendly policies and measures.
  • We must pay close attention to preventing and ameliorating major risks, continue to deepen the special crackdown on improper behavior, crack down on cross-border crime, rectify the key areas of “Three Zeros”, and constantly improve social order in the border areas, provide a good environment for economic and social development of immigration management. To regulate the operation of power, improve the overall management of administrative licensing matters list, improve the basic directory of government services and implementation list, the strict implementation of law enforcement and duty “Six Strictly Prohibiteds”   

[“Six Strictly Prohibiteds”

1. Strictly prohibit leading cadres to use public funds for private receptions and personal interests “to pay.

2. Strictly forbidden to interfere with a variety of normal law enforcement and management activities at the grassroots level.

3. Strictly prohibited to greet, write a note, hint and other ways to the grassroots or relevant departments to recommend the introduction of any units, relatives or specific relations involved in customs infrastructure projects, material procurement and confiscated property handling activities.

4. Strictly prohibit the issuance of allowances in violation of the decision.

5. Strictly prohibit the disposal of customs property in violation of the provisions and procedures.

6. Strictly prohibit the authorization or disguised occupancy of multiple official vehicles, retirement occupancy of public vehicles and public property. ]     

Always do strict, fair, standardized and civilized law enforcement, and firmly punish corruption and unhealthy work relating to the masses. Strictly implement the requirements of “living a frugal life”, vigorously promote the creation of frugal organs, strictly implement the requirements of energy-saving and emission reduction targets, strictly regulate the management of official vehicles, strictly control the “three public” and conference, travel, training and other expenses, and effectively deploy precious  financial resources to serve urgent, grass-roots needs.

  The meeting required that we should adhere to the main tone of strict not wavering, and effectively promote the Party work style and corruption-free government and anti-corruption work. To build political loyalty, in-depth study and implementation of Xi Jinping socialist thought with Chinese characteristics in the new era, we need to educate all police officers to deeply understand the decisive significance of the “Two Establishments”

[Note:  The two establishments are slogans proposed during the reign of Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, referring to the establishment of Comrade Xi Jinping as the core of the Party Central Committee and the core of the whole Party, and the establishment of the guiding position of Xi Jinping’s Socialist Thought with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, a development of the two upholdings proposed for 2018.

, enhance the “The Four Awarenesses”

[ Note:  The Four Awarenesses

“Political awareness” mainly refers to political thought, political views, as well as the attitude and evaluation of political phenomena. In the current and future period, to win the overall well-off, and then realize the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, it is urgent for party members and cadres to maintain a clear political mind, maintain sharp political observation and discernment, firm and correct political stance, and always adhere to the faith in Marxism, belief in socialism with Chinese characteristics and communism, and absolute loyalty to the Party and the people.

The “Two Situations”, mainly refers to consciously stand in the overall situation of the Party and the country to think and see the problem, resolutely implement the central decision and deployment, to ensure the smooth flow of central government orders.

“Core consciousness” refers to “General Secretary Xi Jinping has become the core of the Party Central Committee and the core of the whole Party in the new great struggle practice.

“Alignment awareness” refers to “firmly and consciously in ideology, politics and action with the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core to maintain a high degree of consistency”.  ]  

be  firm in upholding the “Four Self-Confidences “,  

[Confidence in socialism with Chinese characteristics road confidence,

Confidence in ideology

Confidence in the Chinese political system

Confidence in Chinese culture]

to achieve the “Two Maintains”

[ Note:   Two Maintains is a slogan proposed by Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, during his reign, referring to the maintenance of Xi Jinping’s position as the core of the Party Central Committee and the core of the whole Party, and the maintenance of the authority and centralized and unified leadership of the Party Central Committee ]       ,

and to  always stand together in ideology, politics and action with the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core to maintain a high degree of consistency. To strictly understand political discipline and political rules, consolidate and deepen the results of education and rectification, comprehensively and thoroughly purge the Sun Lijun political gang [Note: Former Vice Minister of Public Security Sun Lijun  孙力军 was investigated by the Chinese Communist Party’s anti-graft agency in April 2020.[1] “]  and Fu Zhenghua   [Note:  Fu Zhenghua  傅政华 former Minister of Justice    Fu was known to be a close ally of Sun Lijun, he has come under investigation in October 2021 and was expelled from the Chinese Communist Party and removed from public office in March 2022.[2]]    and other influences, dig deeply and thoroughly investigate people, matters, cases, resolutely remove the political hidden dangers, and make a clean sweep.

To seriously enforce accountability, ensure that cases are investigated, ensure that it corruption is discovered that it will be punished, seriously investigate and deal with the illegal and criminal issues with the characteristics of the immigration management profession, and constantly improve the selection, information construction, project engineering, asset management and other institutional mechanisms, prevent the “hunters” and the “hunted” from sharing common interests.  In order to permanents rectify the “Four Working Styles Problem”  [Note: The Four Working Styles Problem (四风问题), a political term in the PRC, is a collective term for formalism, bureaucracy, hedonism and extravagance, and is often used in official documents and media in mainland China to describe style problems common among groups of officials in mainland China.]  

strictly implement of the “Ten Strict Prohibitions” for the new era for political and legal cadres


  1. Strictly forbidden to violate the provisions of the selection and appointment of cadres,
  2. Strictly forbidden to interfere with the appointment of cadres at the lower level or the original unit of employment, strictly forbidden to conceal or distort the truth in the investigation of cadres,
  3. Strictly forbidden to falsify the cadre file, strictly forbidden to run away from the wind, strictly forbidden to promote and adjust cadres in a sudden manner,
  4. Strictly forbidden to seal official wishes, cronyism, selfishness and fraud, strictly forbidden to take the official, lobbying and greeting and other means to obtain positions for themselves or others,
  5. Strictly forbidden to engage in canvassing and other non-organizational activities,
  6. Strictly forbidden to overstaff, over the institutional specifications for the promotion of cadres or irregularities to increase the rank of cadres. ] 

The Ministry of Public Security Party Committee “Six Provisions” 

[Note:   The Ministry of Public Security “Regulations on the prohibition of illegal banquets and drinking” (referred to as “Six Provisions”) abide by the spirit of the regulations, to eliminate violations, strict and practical grasp of team discipline and improving working style, in accordance with the unified deployment of the Discipline Inspection and Supervision Group in the Bureau, the grass-roots public security bureaus held meetings to convey the spirit of the document to learn, all police signed a commitment to abide by the provisions.] 

strictly prohibits illegal banquets and drinking, the immigration management agencies have  “Eight Iron Rules”,  “investigate any irregularity; if a violation is found, punish it”, resolutely oppose formalism, bureaucracy, strictly limit the number of meetings and documents, prevent the resurgence of “Four Working Styles” under various guises.

    Source: State Administration of Migration micro letter public

New Coronavirus Pneumonia Outbreak Strictly Restrict Chinese Citizens’ Non-Essential Foreign Travel

Editor: Liu Guangbo


2022年05月12日 16:36 澎湃新闻






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About 高大伟 David Cowhig

After retirement translated, with wife Jessie, Liao Yiwu's 2019 "Bullets and Opium", and have been studying things 格物致知. Worked 25 years as a US State Department Foreign Service Officer including ten years at US Embassy Beijing and US Consulate General Chengdu and four years as a China Analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Before State I translated Japanese and Chinese scientific and technical books and articles into English freelance for six years. Before that I taught English at Tunghai University in Taiwan for three years. And before that I worked two summers on Norwegian farms, milking cows and feeding chickens.
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