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Living in China Guide

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: 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. Expats share their tips and experiences living in China.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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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. Expats share their tips and experiences living in China.

William Russell Health Insurance
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Shanghai, China

Allianz Care International Health InsuranceInternational Health Insurance

Get a quote for health insurance from our partner, Allianz Care.
Get a Quote

Allianz Care International Health InsuranceInternational Health Insurance

Get a quote for health insurance from our partner, Allianz Care.
Get a Quote

China GuideChina Guide
Learn what members have to say about living in China.

China Forum China Forum
Talk with other digital nomads and expats in China on our China forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

China Index China Index
An index of all of our site's China information.

Contribute to China Network Contribute
Help others in China by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in China.

Expat Healthcare Advice in ChinaHealthcare & Health Insurance in China

Expats in China offer advice about healthcare, hospital visits, emergency rooms visits, finding a doctor and buying health insurance in China.

Expat Talk about Healthcare Advice in ChinaMembers Talk about Healthcare & Health Insurance in China

Expats in China offer advice about healthcare in China.

Real Estate in ChinaReal Estate in China

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in China.

Guide to Real Estate in ChinaGuide to Real Estate in China

Advice for people renting and buying real estate in China.

Pros Cons of Living in ChinaPros & Cons of Living in China

Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what digital nomads & expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in China.

Cost of Living in ChinaCost of Living in China

Digital Nomads & Expats offer insight into the cost of living in China.

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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. Expats share their tips and experiences living in China.

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