New rules for Chinese Student and Tourist Visas will take effect on Wednesday November 12, 2014. Previously only valid for one year, student visas will now be valid for five years and tourist visas will be valid for ten years. The length of validity concerns the amount of time the visitor can use the visa for entry to the United States, not the amount of time the visitor can spend within the United States. Still, relaxation of the visa rules should boost Chinese tourism in the U.S.
Read More: U.S. bid for Chinese tourists with extended visa deal via BBC News
The United States and China To Extend Visas for
Short-term Business Travelers, Tourists, and Students via U.S. Dept. of State