Expat China News
Latest 10 news items tagged China
27 Apr at 4 PM 2015
New Zealand is becoming more and more popular with expats from all over the world, with the most recent data showing a rise in the number of work, visitor and student visas issued.
Visitor arrivals to the country hit a record high for March, a rise of 15 per cent on the same month last year and eight per cent greater than in 2013, according to the statistics. The Cricket World Cup coupled with an earlier Easter were the main reasons for such a large increase, noted the manager of New Zealand Statistics, Vina Cullum.
The yearly net...
25 Apr at 9 AM 2015
Spain’s most popular holiday destination Benidorm is vying to be granted Unesco world heritage status.
After you’ve checked the date and realised it’s not 1 April and it is actually Benidorm, yes Benidorm, frequented by hordes of drunken Brits year-round, you can read on and see just why the sunny haven, well, fun-in-the-sun-type place, believes it is worthy of a status that places such as the Great Wall of China
and Stonehenge already boast.
Sociology professor Mario Gaviria, who is driving the bid, claimed that the popular...
25 Apr at 9 AM 2015
The US, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Russia are the five most popular countries for expat workers, according to the latest data from the World Bank.
The bank’s Migration and Development Brief also showed that the top five nations in terms of the amount of remittance received were India, China
, Philippines, Mexico and Nigeria.
More and five million Indians are said to be working in the Gulf states, making them the largest group of migrant workers in a region that is home to in excess of 20 million workers...
8 Mar at 3 PM 2015
Thirty-five per cent of migrant wives from Southeast Asia and China
living in South Korea have admitted that they eventually plan to return to their home countries.
The Korean Women’s Development Institute surveyed a total of 534 migrant wives from China
, Vietnam and the Philippines last year and found that 34.5 per cent said they had thought about returning home. Some 45 per cent of wives from the Philippines said that they had considered moving home – the highest proportion among the women.
Around 33 per cent who have thought...
10 Feb at 2 PM 2015
Two times as many Chinese
people are quitting the country and heading for pastures new than the number of expats returning home, according to a recent survey.
Moving firm UniGroup Relocation revealed that the US topped the list of preferred countries among Chinese
expats, while Germany, Singapore and France completed the top four.
The Wall Street Journal reports that UniGroup’s data showed that two times as many people left China
than returned to the country last year; however, the company did not state whether the Chinese
23 Jan at 9 AM 2015
Singapore has once again claimed top spot in the world’s most liveable city for expats in the latest list published by ECA International.
ECA International’s regional director for Asia, Lee Quane, explained that among the factors that led to Singapore taking top spot were solid infrastructure, good quality air, low crime, decent medical facilities and low health risks. Meanwhile, Singapore’s main rival for first position in recent times, Hong Kong, has fallen from 17th to 33rd in the list, a fact that is likely to boost the...
8 Jan at 2 PM 2015
Foreigners living in Thailand are expected to benefit from a new British International school that is to open on the outskirts of Bangkok.
With the number of students worldwide between the ages of three and 18 enrolling in international schools increasing from 3.3 million in May 2013 to 3.6 million in just 12 months, analysts say that more and more parents living in foreign countries are looking to provide their children with a top quality English-speaking education in order to help them gain entry into an English-speaking...
30 Dec at 2 PM 2014
is to open nine new “one-stop” expat service centres in Shanghai on Thursday, announced police.
The new facilities will be located in the districts of Minhang, Singjiang, Zhabei, Yangpu, Jing’an and Changning as well as in the Pudong New Area.
The service centres are being introduced so visitors have greater access to facilities offering legal advice, visa pre-processing and temporary residence permits. The majority of them are within industrial parks where large numbers of foreigners work or in residential areas popular...
10 Dec at 12 PM 2014
India has come in second place behind China
on a list of countries that are ‘up and coming’ for expats to live and work in, according to an HSBC survey.
The Expat Explorer survey noted that emerging Asian economies provided a huge draw to challenge-seeking expats, with 44 per cent admitting that they chose them for the new challenges offered. The Indian economy is expanding by more than five per cent per year and HSBC forecasts that growth will hit 7.3 per cent in 2016.
Sanjiv Sud the head of retail banking and wealth management...
3 Dec at 4 PM 2014
A global network designed for New Zealanders living overseas has hit the half-million-member mark.
Kea, which was launched in 2001 by Professor David Teece and The Warehouse founder Sir Stephen Tindall on the back of the Knowledge Wave conference, connects New Zealand businesses with Kiwis living around the world.
Among those permitted to sign up to the network are ‘Friends of New Zealand’, people who are not from the country but have a vested interest or are connected in some way to it.
The group’s global chief executive,...