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China Immigration Detention

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International migrants (2015): 978,000
New asylum applications (2016): 493

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1,649,804

Criminal prison population

2015

  • Criminal prison population
NumberObservation Date
1,649,8042015
1,701,3442013
1,650,0002010
1,642,2152007
1,583,0062004
1,428,1262001
1,440,0001998
1,320,9471995


0.4

Percentage of foreign prisoners

2015

  • Percentage of foreign prisoners
PercentageObservation Date
0.42015


118

Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)

2015

  • Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
NumberObservation Date
1182015
1242013
1232010
1242007
1222004
1122001
1151998
1091995



1,376,049,000

Population

2015

  • Population
NumberObservation Date
1,376,049,0002015
1,363,600,0002012


978,000

International migrants

2015

  • International migrants
NumberObservation Date
978,0002015
848,5002013


0.1

International migrants as a percentage of the population

2015

  • International migrants as a percentage of the population
PercentageObservation Date
0.12015
0.12013


317,239

Refugees

2016

  • Refugees
NumberObservation Date
317,2392016
301,0522015
301,0472014


0.22

Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants

2014

  • Ratio of refugees per 1000 inhabitants
NumberObservation Date
0.222014
0.222012


493

Total number of new asylum applications

2016

  • Total number of new asylum applications
NumberObservation Date
4932016
3422014
3092012


35.3

Refugee recognition rate

2014

  • Refugee recognition rate
NumberObservation Date
35.32014


0

Stateless persons

2016

  • Stateless persons
NumberObservation Date
02016
02015

Domestic Law Expand all

Legal tradition Show sources
NameObservation Date
Civil law2017
Customary law2017

Core pieces of national legislation Show sources
NameYear AdoptedLast Year Amended
Exit and Entry Administration Law 30 June 2012(EEAL)20122013
Regulations, standards, guidelines Show sources
NameYear Published
Regulations of the People's Republic of China on Administration of the Entry and Exit of Foreigners, Decree of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, July 12, 20132013

Immigration-status-related grounds Show sources
NameObservation Date
Detention to effect removal2016
Detention for unauthorised entry or stay2016

Does the country provide specific criminal penalties for immigration-related violations? Show sources
FinesIncarcerationObservation Date
YesYes2016
Grounds for criminal immigration-related detention/incarceration and maximum potential duration of incarceration Show sources
Grounds for IncarcerationMaximum Number of Days of IncarcerationObservation Date
Unauthorized entry02016
Unauthorized exit02016
Unauthorised stay02016

Maximum length for administrative immigration detention in law. Show sources
Number of DaysObservation Date
602016
Maximum length of time in custody prior to issuance of a detention order Show sources
Number of DaysObservation Date
12016

Provision of basic procedural standards Show sources
NameIn LawIn PracticeObservation Date
Right to appeal the lawfulness of detentionYes2016

Types of non-custodial measures Show sources
NameIn LawIn PracticeObservation Date
Supervised release and/or reportingYesinfrequently2016
Home detention (curfew)Yesinfrequently2016

Is the detention of vulnerable persons provided in law? Are they detained in practice? Show sources
NameIn LawIn PracticeObservation Date
Pregnant womenProhibited2016
ElderlyProhibited2016
Accompanied minorsProhibited2016

Re-entry ban Show sources
NameObservation Date
Yes2016

International Law Expand all

Relevant recommendations of the UN Universal Periodic Review Show sources
Recomendation IssuedYear IssuedObservation Date
No20092017
No20132017

Socio Economic Data Expand all

Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD) Show sources
Gross Domestic Product per capita (in USD)Observation Date
7,5902014
6,8072013
Remittances to the country Show sources
Remittances to the country (in millions USD)Observation Date
64,1402014
62,4972011
Remittances from the country Show sources
Remittances from the country (in millions USD)Observation Date
1,7542010
Unemployment Rate Show sources
Unemployment RateObservation Date
4.72014
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP) Show sources
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP)UNDP four-tiered rankingObservation Date
90High2015
91High2014

Pew Global Attitudes Poll on Immigration Show sources
% who agree with the statement “We should restrict and control entry of people into our country more than we do now.”Observation Date
522007

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