In case of the loss of the passport in China, foreign journalists should report it immediately to the Division of Exit and Entry Administration of the local PSB, specifying the time, place and circumstances of the loss, as well as the lost passport's number and expiration date. They will receive a Lost Passport Certificate, and should then apply for a new passport at their own embassy in Beijing. Please then take the new passport to the Division of Exit and Entry Administration of the local PSB and go through the procedures to obtain the resident permit and visa. Please also apply to change the passport number listed in the Resident Permit.
In case of the loss of personal belongings in China, please report to the Division of Exit and Entry Administration of the local PSB. Please present their valid IDs, answer some relevant questions and leave their address, telephone number and postal code so that the PSB can contact them when the lost property is found.