(ECNS) - The State Immigration Administration has announced that special border clearance channels reserved for diplomats will also be used in service of the country's top scientists.
Academicians of two leading organizations – the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) – and their entourages can use special gates to pass through land ports without leaving their cars, and enjoy priorities to complete customs clearance procedures. The policy will be used for both incumbent and retired academicians.
The State Immigration Administration established this year under the Ministry of Public Security said CAS and CAE as two top institutions in China have made great contributions to the country’s prosperity and people’s happiness, while many academicians can be called national heroes.
The two institutes have a total of 1,650 academicians, many of them traveling abroad for scientific research, lectures and academic exchanges, said the administration.
It said the move aims to support academicians in concentrating on scientific research and academic exchanges, and also reflects respect for their contributions.