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Qianhai issues 1st foreign permanent resident card

  Chinese-Australian Zhang Wei was granted a Foreign Permanent Resident ID Card by Shenzhen police authorities at a ceremony yesterday.

  Zhang is the first expat working in the Qianhai & Shekou Area of China (Guangdong) Pilot Free Trade Zone to receive such a card.

  Zhang, 47, is also the first recipient of the card in a Guangdong free trade zone since the province began to implement a points-based application system for foreign technical talents.