China will realize full digitalization of overseas consular services
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi extended his heartfelt sympathies to all the compatriots who are overseas and unable to return home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at a virtual press conference on Sunday on the sidelines of the fourth session of the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing.
When asked about the new measures the Foreign Ministry plans to roll out this year, Wang Yi said that China will launch a spring vaccination program to assist and secure vaccination for its citizens with Chinese or foreign vaccines, and will roll out health certificates for international travelers to facilitate safe and orderly flow of personnel.
"With concrete actions, we have reassured our compatriots overseas: Our mission is to serve the people and we will leave no one behind; our diplomats will not stand back until the pandemic is completely defeated," he said.
In addition, China will realize full digitalization of its overseas consular services, which provides overseas Chinese with 24/7 online services for travel documents application and consular assistance and protection.