Expat China News

Latest 10 news items tagged China

5 Jun at 6 PM 2020

Hong Kong expats see US sanctions as a mistake

Expats in Hong Kong strongly believe US sanctions against the city are a big mistake. Traditionally, expats living and working in Hong Kong are against any action which disturbs the fragile peace and financial success of the former British colony. As a result, they believe moves by Trump to impose trade sanctions on the city will rebound and result in the US being the biggest loser in the longer term. One former Hong Kong-resident expat now living outside Asia agrees, citing the fact that US exports and services to the city...
1 Jun at 6 PM 2020

Brit expats in Hong Kong accuse the UK of abandoning the city

British expats in Hong Kong are accusing the UK of abandoning the former colony. Expats still determined to stay in Hong Kong are dismayed at the UK’s attitude towards its former colony. Rather than simply leaving to create another life elsewhere in the world, Brits expats in Hong Kong are dismayed at the UK’s seeming attitude towards China and its ambitions for the city. Although the British government has now offered a path to citizenship for just under three million residents and has condemned China’s stance and recent move,...
27 May at 6 PM 2020

Survey shows most expat Brits don’t ever want to return

Results of a recent survey have revealed just under two thirds of expat Britons have no intention of ever returning to the home country. Some six out of every ten respondents to the survey said they’d never repatriate to the UK, with another eleven per cent saying they’d at least consider doing so. Only 27 per cent said they’d maybe come back as some time in the future. It seems that, in spite of the global coronavirus pandemic as well as the increasing worldwide social, political and economic tensions, living overseas is the...
26 May at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Myanmar concerned over China’s growing influence

Expat teachers and volunteers in Myanmar are worried and confused over the government’s increasing friendship with China. Myanmar’s next elections are due this November, with no postponement due to the pandemic expected. The outright winner is expected to be the National League for Democracy headed up by State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, even although the party has lost a good deal of support in the country’s ethnic regions, possibly due to the leader’s increasing ties to China. Formerly, and mostly due to Suu Kyi’s...
22 May at 6 PM 2020

Chinese students trapped in USA being scammed by US airlines

Chinese expat students are now trapped in the USA via a cash grab by US airlines. Chinese students studying at American universities are unable to return home due to a cash-grab by US airlines looking to their financial bottom lines. The young expats are now trapped in a seemingly never-ending loop of bookings, cancellations and fights to get refunds issued. One informer working as a United Airlines flight attendant told the media he’d seen flights marked as available which couldn’t be found on flight schedules nor had any crew...
19 May at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Cambodia adjusting to the total lack of tourism

Following its unofficial invasion by hordes of Chinese on- and offline casino operations, Cambodia is now struggling to cope with an almost non-existent tourism sector. As in the rest of Southeast Asia, Covid-19 has put paid to tourism in Cambodia, just as the country was recovering from the bad press following the Chinese unofficial but devastating takeover of the former Royal vacation destination of Sihanoukville. Its tourism ministry seems to have realised that, for now at least, the hospitality industry is on its knees and unlikely...
15 May at 6 PM 2020

Vietnamese doctors giving their all to save British expat pilot

With the pandemic almost conquered in Vietnam, the country is pulling out all the stops to save one expat’s life. Identified simply as Patient 91, the male victim is a British pilot working for the country’s national carrier Vietnam Airlines. Should all efforts fail, the expat will be the first in the country to die from covid19. According to state news articles, the patient caught the virus during a mid-March trip to Ho Chih Minh City where he’d visited a bar, with medics now doing all they can to prevent his demise. Once...
14 May at 6 PM 2020

Phishing cybercriminal network in Spain now busted

An internet scam investigation which took two full years has now been concluded with the arrest of a group of phishing cybercriminals. The investigation began when police received a large number of complaints from expats as well as Spanish nationals duped into transferring money to fund a ‘confidential financial operation’. The scam became known as the ‘CEO sting’ due to the gang’s habit of targeting high-level executives in large companies. The crooks’ modus operandum was the same every time, involving targeting...
21 Apr at 6 PM 2020

Brit expats now heading for Mexico as Europe closes down

For would-be British expats unable to decide between European countries due to Brexit, relocating to Mexico is good for retirees, but less so for job hunters. Everyone who’s ever been an expat or conducted objective online research as part of an emigration plan knows full well that nowhere is perfect, even although some locations may be better than others. It all depends on your requirements as well as the reasons for leaving the home country – even more so since the entire world and its economy seems to be caught up in the...
17 Apr at 6 PM 2020

Is it time to reconsider the expat dream?

Expats who’re living through the consequences of the worst threat to humans and the world economy for many decades may now have time to evaluate their choice of destination and even their careers as a whole. Without a doubt, the 21st century’s two decades to date have witnessed a rush by would-be expatriates across the world to uproot from their home countries and settle in largely unknown destinations. Some were in it for the money, others for the adventure and older Westerners saw the move as a chance to explore the exotic...