Xiexie ni (Thank you - editor) for your impressive and informative website.
By the way, I am wondering if China is open for immigration, esp. to professionals in the field of arts, literature and music?
So far as we know, China is not an immigrant country. No law or regulations are set permitting immigration. A foreigner is only allowed to reside here for reasons of work, study, travel, or marriage over a certain period of time.
Here we provide the following information for your reference:
Long Term Green Card
New Visa Rules for Foreigners
A brief Introduction to Chinese Visa and the Procedure for Visa Application
(China.org.cn November 12, 2003)