Read the original article here.
Basically the government has decreed that they will begin deporting foreigners in July if they are found working for more than 3 months without both a work permit and business visa. This comes on the heals of the government last year all-but eliminating the old six-month visas and requiring most/many expats to exit and re-enter every three months for a non-renewable 3-month visa, and limiting tourist visas to 1 month.
After the visa restrictions last year, new methods of getting black market visas evolved. They are provided by immigration through travel agents. It just costs 2-3 times what it used to a year ago and requires exit and re-entry. Therefore I surmise we could see similar routes to acquire work papers. Unfortunately people didn't suddenly all "get legal" this year--so I don't think the process got any easier.
Everyone says this is just for "the chinese," but everyone seems to bear the brunt of the new regulations, regardless of their nation of origin. So will we have immigration officials visiting all the guest houses and offices soon or no? We will see...
What's your experience renewing your visa this year?