Building An Expat Career In China

Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus podcast. Are you on our monthly mailing list? You can sign up to our newsletter – and get free access to our email course with useful information for new expats – over at  Gabor Holch’s relationship with China began two decades ago, on what he thought was simply … Read more

An Expat’s Blueprint for Entrepreneurship in China

Starting a business in China as an expat is a complex but achievable endeavor. The country’s vast market, growing economy, and government incentives for foreign investments make it an appealing location for entrepreneurs. However, the bureaucratic landscape, cultural differences, and legal complexities can be challenging. Here’s a comprehensive guide to navigating the process. Choosing the … Read more

China – Eye Care

China is home to the largest population in the world, and as such, the demand for quality healthcare is ever increasing. The same is true for eye care in China, as the country faces a growing burden of eye diseases and visual impairment. In this article, we will explore how to find an eye care … Read more

China – End of Life Issues

China is the most populous country in the world, with a population of over 1.4 billion people. The country has a unique culture and customs surrounding death and dying, and end-of-life care in China is different from other countries. In this article, we will explore hospice care in China, local customs and practices when someone … Read more

China – Air Travel

China is one of the largest countries in the world and has a well-developed domestic air travel network. With numerous airlines and airports serving destinations across the country, air travel is a popular way to travel within China. In this article, we will explore the standard of domestic air travel in China, the locations that … Read more

China – Landlines and Mobile Phones

China is a country with a rapidly developing telecommunications industry. With a population of over 1.4 billion people, the country has a large demand for both landline and mobile services. This article provides information on telephone service in China, including international and area codes, major telephone providers, procedures for arranging telephone connections, and payment options … Read more

China – Visas

Visa Regulations for Entering China China is a vast and diverse country with a rich history and culture. It is also the most populous country in the world, and a major economic and political power. For many expats, China is an attractive destination for work or study. However, before you can enter China, it is … Read more

China – Selling Property

Obtain a property ownership certificate (房产证) from the local housing and urban-rural development bureau (住房和城乡建设部) Prepare a sales contract and have it notarized Advertise the property through various channels, such as online classifieds, real estate agencies or social media platforms Show the property to potential buyers Negotiate the sale price and terms with the buyer … Read more

China – Buying Property

Legal Restrictions on Property Ownership in China China has legal restrictions on property ownership by foreign nationals. While foreigners can buy property, there are limitations and conditions: Residential Property: Foreigners with a valid residence permit can buy one residential property for their own use, but they cannot purchase additional properties. Commercial Property: Foreign individuals and … Read more