The Tourist Group Visa is the one that issued to a tourist group organized by the travel agency which comprises at least five (5) members who must travel together both in and out of China
Business Visa (F Visa) is issued to an alien who is invited to China for a visit, an investigation, a lecture, to do business, scientific-technological and culture exchanges, short-term advanced studies or internship for a period of no more than six months.
Student Visa (X Visa)is issued to an alien who comes to China for study, advanced studies or intern practice for a period of more than six months. An alien who comes to China to study, short-term advanced studies or intern practice for a period of no more than six months shall apply for a (F) Visa.
Crew (C) visa is issued to crewmembers working on board of international trains, airliners or vessels to China.
J-1 Visa is issued to foreign resident correspondents and their accompanying dependents. Applicants need to get the approval from related Chinese news authorities before submitting their visa application.
Work / Employment Visa (Z Visa) is issued to an alien who comes to China for a post or employment, and his/her accompanying family members.
Tourist Visa (L Visa) is issued to an alien who comes to China for sightseeing or visiting family members or friends or for other personal affairs.
Details about Visa-free entry to China and Transit (G) Visa
Resident Visa (D Visa) is issued to an alien who comes to reside permanently in China.