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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to China, they said...

"Before retiring in China, expats should ensure that they understand applicable visa requirements for long-term residency and have the correct documents in order. It is also important to learn about the language and culture of the country as well as insurance for health and other risks, and the availability of bank accounts and international investments. Additionally, expats should research the local cost of living to determine what expenses are involved in living in China. Furthermore, expats must also be aware of any tax liabilities associated with retiring in the country," said another expat in China.

"The people are fantastic when they aren't spitting and crowding onto elevators before letting you get off of one. The opportunities for travel and shopping are incredible. And it's about as exotic a place as there is. But it's lonely at times. And other than shopping and getting out of town, there's little else to do," wrote a member who made the move to Tianjin, China.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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