Expat China News
Latest 10 news items tagged China
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,...
11 Nov at 6 PM 2014
Expats working in Hong Kong’s famous banking and financial sector are taking flak for their hedonistic lifestyles following the gruesome murder of two Indonesian girls by one of their number.
The victims, found in an upmarket condo just a short walk from the ex-colony’s red light district, were reputedly killed by Rurik Jutting, a British expat who formerly worked as a securities trader for Merrill Lynch. The accused man was a regular on the strip’s girlie bars, with drugs and sex toys found in the apartment adding to the...
7 Nov at 6 PM 2014
Finding the perfect love match is now an officially-confirmed reason for migration to a far-off land, as many expats find once they’ve taken the plunge.
One light-hearted result of this year’s HSBC Expat Explorer survey of over 9,000 expats settled all over the world is that many found the love of their life after leaving the UK. An average of 36 per cent of those surveyed admitted that they’d fallen for a local girl.
Top of the tree for suitable partners was romantic Italy, with 57 per cent of respondents cohabiting happily...
3 Nov at 6 PM 2014
The results of a survey by China
’s State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs may have come as a shock to the ministry, but expat professionals seem to be regarding it as a big joke.
The study was undertaken in order to determine how to attract the brightest and best overseas talent to China
’s buzzing economy. The results, however, seemed to indicate that most expats are male, and almost all are unable to utter ever a short, simple sentence in basic Chinese
Expats who took part in the survey had a different tale to tell,...
30 Oct at 6 PM 2014
Although Hong Kong’s expat community is divided over the ongoing student protests in the heart of the city, two of its number today took part in an umbrella-shaped 102 km marathon in support of democracy.
The pair, both experienced ultramarathon runners, were expecting to take around 15 hours to cover their planned course, shaped on a map of Hong Kong as an umbrella in honour of the protestors. John Ellison and Andrew Dawson told reporters prior to the start that the route had been deliberately designed to be long and hard as it...
28 Oct at 6 PM 2014
’s increasing popularity for an overseas career move gives rise to the question of investing in its property market for expats fortunate enough to have secured long-term employment
Rumours that real estate in China
is heading for a US-style meltdown are giving would-be expat property investors cause for concern but, as with almost everything in the massive country, there’s more to the real estate market than meets the eye. The much-publicised ‘ghost cities’ aren’t the entire supply and demand story here.