China to record foreigner fingerprints

Friday, 10 February 2017

BEIJING: China will start to take the fingerprints of foreigners entering the country from today, the Public Security Ministry announced.

The new system will be piloted by border control authorities at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport and some other ports of entry starting today, before being gradually rolled out across China by the end of this year.

All foreigners, ages 14-70, are required to leave their fingerprints when entering China, but foreign diplomats will be exempted.

The ministry said the collecting of fingerprints has become common practice for border control authorities around the world, adding that the move will step up exit and entry management.

Source by: Internet

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