Interview with Nicole Webb, Author, China Blonde

Nicole, tell us what made you first decide to become an expat. I met my husband James on a blind date. He was a hotelier, and I was a television newsreader. I can distinctly remember him saying on one of our early dates that, ‘in his career, they like you to continue progressing and that […]

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Moving To China With Children: A Guide For Expats

International travel is an exciting adventure for business people seeking new challenges: however for children taken along for the ride, it can be a tumultuous experience. Stephen Spriggs of William Clarence Education, who work with families across the globe, will bring you a series of insights on expat life: first up we look at the […]

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China – Recommended Social Media Accounts

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.China ExpatsFacebook Group With nearly 6,000 members, […]

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China – Recommended Blogs

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.Speaking of China www.speakingofchina.com Ohio native Jocelyn’s blog was inspired by her […]

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Why Are So Many Expats Leaving Beijing?

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.In a concerted effort to understand why so many […]

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

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 […]

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China – Five Recommended Expat Blogs

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 Cathayhttp://travelcathay.com/ Gaetan is an expat living in South-West China and blogging about […]

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

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 […]

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