In a move that has never been seen before in recent history, China is offering visa-free entry for French, German, Italian, Spanish, Malaysian, and Dutch travelers from December 2023 to November 2024!
The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Mao Ning, dropped the bombshell announcement on Friday.
China’s economy has been in tatters. Many believe that this economic downturn is the result of China’s draconian covid-19 policies, but there are so many other contributing factors, including the increased persecution on the underground house church.
Crossing the border into China and getting tourist visas has been more difficult in recent months than ever before – even after the Covid-19 restrictions were lifted. The immigration questions have grown aggressive and foreigners have been met with a suspicion that hasn’t been seen since the 1980s, but this new extraordinary step might signal a dramatic turn.
Our prayer is that China continues down this road and becomes more open.