Expat China News
Latest 10 news items tagged China
21 Oct at 6 PM 2016
Although apartments in China
’s main cities are becoming more expensive, some expats are taking a chance on capital gains by purchasing now.
government has recently eased laws governing expat property purchase, encouraging more long-stay expats to take the plunge and buy a home. Although owning an apartment gives a feeling of security, the first rule of property choice and purchase – position, position, position - still applies.
One couple who’ve been living in Beijing for a while began flat-hunting in 2014,...
13 Oct at 6 PM 2016
According to a recent survey, expats living and working in India are happier than their counterparts in the USA and China
The respected HSBC survey awarded the sub-continent 26 points against 30 for the USA and 34 for China
, with the results based on three parameters, family, experiences and economics. In the economics sector, India ranked just behind China
and the USA, but scored in sub-sectors such as local economy at 10 points against the USA’s 16 and China
As regards expats’ working lives, India sits at 24 points...
12 Oct at 6 PM 2016
For expats living and working in Asia, finding affordable international English curriculum schools for their children is one of the toughest tasks of relocation.
Singapore is an ever-popular expat relocation destination but, for those bringing their families with them, it’s also one of the most expensive as regards international schooling. However, the situation is easing with the opening of two lower-fee pre-school and international establishments.
Both new schools have successfully taken advantage of the gap in the...
6 Oct at 6 PM 2016
’s increasing cost of living, dwindling expat pay packets and smog are all reasons why more expats are leaving than are arriving.
Once a favourite with more adventurous expats, China
and its mega-cities are now seeing a fall in the number of expats due to pollution and rising living costs. The total number of expats located in Beijing reached its zenith in 2010 and has been falling ever since.
’s decline in popularity amongst expats is causing major concerns for Beijing’s municipal government, to the extent that a...
28 Sep at 6 PM 2016
Americans living and working in China
are finding they’re viewing the upcoming presidential election with a world view rather than as a purely domestic agenda.
Shanghai’s Boxing Cat Brewery was the scene last weekend of a Democrats Abroad event held to register US expat voters for the upcoming presidential election. Democrats Abroad is counted as a US state for voting purposes with 21 delegates up for grabs, a similar number to those in Alaska and Wyoming.
Overseas supporters of the Democrat Party have been able to vote for a...
27 Sep at 6 PM 2016
The Cypriot property market’s surprise recovery is being led by foreign buyers and is showing a significant increase in sales over the past months.
Although interest from Cypriot buyers is still at an all-time low due to difficulties in getting loans, foreign buyers have stepped in and are behind a huge improvement in the island’s real estate market. Local estate agents believe the present time is the best for those investing in property, as prices are still comparatively stable and there’s a good choice of homes available....
21 Sep at 6 PM 2016
The difference and diversity of the world’s most popular cities means there is one perfect urban retreat for every potential expat.
Expats come in all shapes, colours and desires, with finding the dream destination especially important as it ensures the expat experience is all it can be. Each world city has its own original sense of identity contributing to its unique appeal, whether cultural, secure, sporting, great for career advancement, strong on enterprise or competitive as regards salaries.
The latest Expat Explorer survey...
15 Sep at 6 PM 2016
Expats in Hong Kong have found the way to bag a bargain rental apartment is to find one where someone has recently died.
Many traditionally superstitious Chinese
strongly believe that when a death occurs in a private home, the result is bad Feng Shui or –to put it in a Western context – the home will be haunted by the spirit of the deceased, making it difficult to rent out or sell. Savvy expats on the island are taking advantage of this belief to land a bargain unit at a low rent.
listing site tracks deaths from...
13 Sep at 6 PM 2016
Chjna is planning to upgrade its visa system in order to give priority to attracting more top-level expat professionals and limit the numbers of low-grade workers.
At the present time expats wishing to work in China
have two visa options – the foreign expert work permit available from the State Administration for Foreign Affairs or an employment license issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. The new rules will see the two visas merged into a single, unified work permit in order to reduce unnecessary...
9 Sep at 6 PM 2016
is the latest expat destination in a long line of countries being seen as magnets for low-life scammers, fraudsters and internet villains.
lawyers are now warning expats of an explosion in fraud via telephone, text and email scams and other rip-offs. Telecom fraud cases have increased by an average of 70 per cent annually since 2011, with expat targets now easier prey than Chinese
A Beijing lawyer specialising in expat telecom and internet fraud described one case involving an English teacher who’d lost...