10 Tips for Moving to China
By Navjot Singh
With its booming economy and increasingly better standards of living, China is a major destination point for expats from all over the world. Author Navjot Singh offers great tips for newcomers to China.
Living in China Guide
Expats living in China find learning Mandarin a big challenge, but most say that learning even a little is very worthwhile. They also agree that the spitting, squat toilets and Chinese culture take some getting used to.
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Healthcare in China
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Moving to China Guide
Expats in China offer tips for newcomers and others considering a move to China. Advice what to bring when you move to China, health insurance and healthcare, finding an apartment, expat banking and more.
Pros & Cons of Living in China
Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in China.
5 Tips for Living in Qingdao, China
With its huge expat population, expats in Qingdao enjoy numerous expat-oriented social events and local resources. Expats also appreciate the friendly and welcoming to locals, sea view homes in the Laoshan district and Qingdao's international schools.
Thanksgiving in Beijing
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International Schools in Shanghai
Shanghai has a number of great international and bi-lingual schools. Some of these schools cater primarily to expats while others have mostly local students. We cover several popular schools in Shanghai and include feedback from parents.
You have mentioned "Tax Free Salaries" for Expat, How does it work? I have heard that China has high taxes. Can you please explain to me? Thank you.
I am an expat who will be working for Chinese Company who never had expat previously, How can I get compreshensive health insurance? Thank you very much in advance.
Hey Corey! Thanks for sitnpopg by. Keep checking back over the next few months I'll be talking logistics before departure.This trip happened because I took a three-month trip a couple of summers ago and was hooked. My recommendation is not to wait until you feel comfortable the only way to get that is to just go for it. You could start smaller, though, a lot of people hit a month or two and start getting homesick. I'd go for just a month or three if you can swing it, and then plan from there.
Moving to China is an excitement but not an easy thing to arrange when you have decided it,and that is why the article like above could be very useful! I work for the property and relocation company, on our website we also give some idea by experiense talk. you can find them at:http://www.citywiseproperty.com/our-services/orientation-services/
Apart from giving you advise we also provide very good consulting and service to make you enjoy a new country since the beginning.Let us to make your moving effetion and smooth, and welcom to China, to Beijing
Hi Navjot, you have some really great tips in here!
I also think it's important to have an open attitude towards the new culture and people you are going to meet. In this process it helps to know the language, as you have a way of communicating with the locals.
A problem I've noticed is that in the stages of culture shock one ofthen starts complaining about China, and I mean having bad China day's in a row for a week or more.
What would be your tips for bad China days?
Hi Navjot, I like your article.
As per your post in Expat Exchange, I have my own business in India. I am looking for local partner to start new Pizza Outlet in China. I have well trained & Experience from USA in PIZZA franchise management. Kindly reply.
Thanks & Regards
With his list of so-called 'suggestions' he should have added, "Become a communist" to finally fit into his Chinese holiday mantra.