Shanghai, China
Shanghai, China
Shanghai, China

Moving to China Guide

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: 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.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 6 Best Places to Live in Costa Rica, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and 7 Tips for Obtaining Residence in Italy. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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Jun 17, 2019 18:21

The 10th Thing You Need to Know Before Moving to China (if you are not already aware) In the spirit of disclosure--If you are moving to China for work you likely have little to no say in the move. However, if you are moving to China and have a choice to do otherwise be aware that China is a surveillance police State. They are serious about it. They use facial recognition as well as your geographic movements to follow you. That means--where you go, who you talk to, what you see, what you buy--everything. There is no privacy in China. In several recent articles have been posted on the current Chinese situation. You can research this by simply typing in 'jaywalking in China'. One such article noted an American male living in China who jaywalked. Within 20 seconds a fine appeared on his phone. The State identified him, before he reached the opposite curb. Never be afraid but always be informed, aware and prepared. You are an American and therefore a foreigner. Be safe.

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Living in China GuideLiving 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.

China Forum China Forum
Meet other expats and talk about living in China.

Healthcare in ChinaHealthcare in China

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Cost of Living in ChinaCost of Living in China

Expats offer insight into the cost of living in China.

Moving to ChinaMoving 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.

Real Estate in ChinaReal Estate in China

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in China.

Pros Cons of Living in ChinaPros & 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.

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Advice for people retiring in China.

Contribute to China Network Contribute
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