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Source : http://en.people.cn/n3/2017/0209/c90000-9175876.htmlChina to start collecting foreigner's fingerprints
(Chinadaily.com.cn) 11:14, February 09, 2017
China will start to take the fingerprints of foreigners entering the country from Friday, theMinistry of Public Security announced on Thursday.
The new system will be piloted by border control authorities at Shenzhen Bao'anInternational Airport and some other ports of entry starting Friday, before being graduallyrolled out across China by the end of this year, according to a ministry announcement onits website.
All foreigners, ages 14-70, are required to leave their fingerprints when entering China, butforeign diplomats will be exempt, the announcement said.
The ministry said the collecting of fingerprints has become common practice for bordercontrol authorities around the world, adding that the move will step up exit and entrymanagement.
Authorities will ensure that the new system is efficient and does not result in unnecessarydelays, the ministry said.