China probes 20,000 cases of illegal entry, employment in 2011

Beijing, Apr 25 (Xinhua-ANI): Police last year investigated more than 20,000 incidents in which foreigners illegally entered, lived or worked in China, a senior police officer said Wednesday.

Vice Minister of Public Security Yang Huanning made the remark while delivering a report on the administration of entry-exit, residence and employment for foreigners to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC).

A draft law on exit and entry administration was submitted Tuesday to lawmakers for its second reading. The draft stipulates harsher punishments for people who enter or exit the country illegally. (Xinhua-ANI)