Expat China News

Latest 10 news items tagged China

16 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Hong Kong expats now heading home in a hurry after travel warnings

As the protests continue and the risk of Chinese military action increases, expats in Hong Kong are looking for an exit strategy. Political turmoil resulting in safety concerns is spurring expatriate professionals to consider finding safer havens for their talent. Earlier this week the Canadian government issued a travel warning for those thinking about visiting the beleaguered city, with Canadian nationals already living and working on its main island seriously considering moving on before the seemingly-inevitable arrival of the...
14 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Vienna welcome to join in UNO City’s open house day

Vienna’s United Nations headquarters is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an ‘Open House’ day for expats as well as nationals. Known locally as ‘UNO City’, the building holds around 500 employees hailing from 125 diverse countries, all of whom are working to improve lives via the UN’s many agencies and organisations headquartered in Vienna. The open house event will take place on September 8 between 14.00 and 17.00 and will include presentations, films and exhibitions profiling the work of all the UN’s affiliated...
13 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Expats in UAE considering online gaming as an alternative career

As the UAE jobs market shrinks due to nationalisation, expats wanting to stay in the region are considering online gaming as a full-time job. Esports are the latest fad as well as a potential money-maker due to the esports tournaments paying out as much as millions of dirhams in prize money to successful players. The industry is now flourishing in the Gulf States, attracting a growing number of events as a result. One organisor, YaLaEsports, has garnered a massive amount of funding from investors and now has 50 players taking part in...
12 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Expat lovers of craft beers now have a worldwide choice

Would-be expats who love their home country’s craft beers are likely to be worried about finding alternatives in their relocation destination. Craft beers are the favourite bevies for a massive number of followers, but they may not be aware the obsession is now a world-wide phenomenon. All over the planet from Australia to Europe and even the USA, experimental craft breweries are offering new takes on traditional recipes and specialised bars and pubs are opening in the most unlikely places as well as craft beer hubs such as Germany...
2 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Hong Kong join anti-government protests

Expats are now joining Hong Kong protestors in a fight to save the special administrative region’s autonomy. Originally intended as a protest against new and now suspended litigation to allow extradition to China, demonstrations are now in the eighth week and Hong Kong residents aren’t showing any sign of giving up. For decades, the city has been an all-time favourite for expat professionals, many of whom are now concerned about their and the former British colony’s futures. Over the past two months, the issue has broadened to...
26 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Dwindling high end rentals down to Bangkok expat relocations

As demand shrinks, partly due due to expats packing up and leaving, the Bangkok housing market is being forced to change its focus from rental apartments to single-owner homes for Thais. Previously, the rental supply and demand mechanism concentrated on larger, two-bedroomed condos suitable for expats arriving with their families to live and work in the city. Nowadays, companies are lowering their operating costs and saving money by not having to fund tuition fees for expat children as well as the high cost of maintaining a family in...
23 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Western expats in Siem Reap fleeing Chinese takeover

Even before the Cambodian town of Siem Reap became an expat hub, tourists flocked to the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat. During the early days of the town’s tourism boom, a few long-staying expats had opened guest houses and hotels catering for the crowds arriving to stare in wonder at the imposing remnants of the site’s Khmer Buddhist temples and palaces. Pubs, bars and restaurants opened, mostly catering to foreign visitors, and long-stayers arrived after falling in love with the idea of living in the town. Pub...
19 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Private bankers overwhelmed as Hong Kong millionaires transfer fortunes overseas

As the riots and marches continue in Hong Kong, jittery millionaires are transferring their cash to Singapore’s safe haven. Wealth managers and private bankers are being overwhelmed by enquiries as Hong Kong’s most wealthy residents struggle to get their cash out of the former British colony, even although the controversial extradition law seems to be dead in the water. One Singaporean wealth manager who prefers to remain anonymous told the media his firm had received a sizeable flow of new money originating in Hong Kong over the...
16 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Chinese provincial town arrested in drugs bust

Expats in China’s Xuzhou are missing their high life as China’s crackdown on crime and corruption spreads to the provinces. The small, eastern Chinese town of Xuzhou is set in lush countryside, ringed by mountains and dotted with lakes, and has become a hub for Western expats living the ‘60s lifestyle all over again. Drink, drugs and rock ‘n roll are the order of the day, or were until the crackdown. Only a few foreigners had arrived for jobs or study, and the town is only accessible via road or rail, with the new arrivals...
5 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Sihanoukville Chinese invasion sends expats packing

The Chinese invasion of Sihanoukville feels like a rape of Cambodia’s culture and history. Once upon a time in a land far away, a beachside town was home not only to its local residents but also to expatriates of all shapes, sizes and nationalities, drawn by its charm and friendliness as well as its history as a favourite summer holiday destination for city folk from Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh. Sadly, fast-forwarding to 2019 reveals a totally different story due to the ambitions of a totally different neighbouring country....