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China - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Posted on Friday February 17, 2017 (08:00:36)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at China and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

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Nine Places You Could Move To In China If You Don't Want To Live In Beijing

Posted on Monday February 13, 2017 (10:31:03)
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For many thinking of moving to China, the first option that comes to mind is the capital city of Beijing. But there are many advantages to settling down in one of China’s other cities. One of the main advantages of moving to a smaller city in China is the reduced cost of living. Accommodation costs are lower and it is possible to find spacious, well-equipped apartments for a lower cost than in Beijing.   more ...

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Top 5 Successful Business Tips For Expats In China

Posted on Friday December 02, 2016 (09:50:38)
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China is becoming more important as a market for employers around the world and it's also growing in popularity for start-ups too.

However, regardless of business size here are some tips on how to succeed in one of the world's biggest markets.

Competition is fierce in business and it can be a challenge finding Chinese consumers but with some preparation and dedication, China offers impressive rewards for those who make the effort.   more ...

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China - Recommended Blogs

Posted on Sunday October 09, 2016 (11:49:17)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at China and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

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Why Are So Many Expats Leaving Beijing?

Posted on Wednesday October 05, 2016 (10:38:29)
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There are more expats leaving Beijing than arriving, with expats telling media outlets that increasing living costs and stagnating pay packages are among their reasons for going. Official figures reveal that the number of expats in Beijing peaked in 2010 and has begun to fall since then.   more ...

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Learning To Laugh In China: Appreciating The Chinese Sense Of Humour

Posted on Friday July 24, 2015 (09:33:06)
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China’s economy is one of the fastest developing economies in the world. Foreigners, especially those with specialized skills, are able to find lucrative employment due to the increase in job opportunities and business prospects that have occurred over the years. China has a huge number of foreigners living and working within the country, and for these expats, living in China is an utterly unique experience.   more ...

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China – Five Recommended Expat Blogs

Posted on Wednesday May 13, 2015 (18:51:52)
At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at China and some of the bloggers who write about living there.

Travel Cathay
http://travelcathay.com/

Gaetan is an expat living in South-West China and blogging about the wonders that can be found there. If you’re thinking of moving to the region and you want to explore some local gems and get to know the history of the area, Travel Cathay is a great way to get started. There’s also a fascinating section devoted to Gaetan’s academic research on different parts of the Yunnan province.   more ...

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Tips For Staying Healthy In Shanghai: A Guide To Food And Fitness

Posted on Saturday April 11, 2015 (12:34:29)
Living in Shanghai can provide a much-needed break from the dependence on too many processed and packaged foods. You will find that fresh food is available widely across the country. Most streets have small fruit and vegetable stalls and the wet markets are stocked with fresh meat and produce. Considering these healthy food habits, it isn’t surprising that it’s rather hard to spot an overweight person in Shanghai! Here are some food and fitness tips for expats who want to stay as healthy as the locals.

Eating out
When eating out, you can learn to make wiser food choices by differentiating between oilier dishes and lighter ones. Zhà refers to dishes that are deep fried and therefore greasier. Chǎo are those that are either steamed or sautéed and hence better for your health.   more ...

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5 Things You Should Do When Living In China (And 1 You Definitely Shouldn't)

Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015 (07:28:49)
Your stay in China can be many things, but one thing it’s least likely to be is boring. This is a country where unexpected surprises greet you at every corner. The natural beauty is breathtaking and the cities are complex and sophisticated. The truth is that it may never be possible to truly explore the depths of China in just one lifetime; but here’s a list of a few must-have experiences that all expats should indulge in during their stay.   more ...

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Moving To Shanghai? Read Our Expat Guide To Travelling On Public Transport

Posted on Monday June 23, 2014 (22:22:03)
Shanghai, being a global financial center and the commercial hub of china, is a busy city with a large population. The city caters to the needs of its citizens, expats and tourists through a wide network of public transportation services. Since adjusting to the complex grid of buses, trains and taxis in a bustling metro can be quite intimidating; we bring you our expat guide to Shanghai’s public transport system.

Metro
The metro is one of the best ways to avoid the traffic congestion on the roads and get around the city. The Shanghai Metro is among the busiest metro systems in the world and consists of several lines that cover more than 400 km. It is easy to switch lines at interchanges, which are stations where various Metro lines meet.   more ...

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