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China’s Latest Work Visa and Resident Permit Rules

China’s Latest Work Visa and Resident Permit Rules

If you want to legally work in China, you’ll need a

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visa and a residence permit. Up until recently, obtaining both of these was not too much of a hassle. However, in spring this year (2017), the systd was revised. Given the complex (read: Kafkaesque) structure of China’s new work visa systd, finding up-to-date and correct information can be a challenge. Here we break down the process for obtaining a work visa and residence permit in China in 2017.   The New Systd The new systd Read More>>
Important Rule Change for Expats Renewing Work Permits in China

Important Rule Change for Expats Renewing Work Permits in China

Important news for China expats just in. From February 28, 2018, onwards, all foreigners will need to apply for their China work permit renewal 30 days before their current permit expires. Those who fail to do so will have to start the application process all over again, which we all know is far from fun. The announcdent came via the China State Administration of Foreign Affairs on Dec. 7. The new rules apply to all cities in China, so mark your calendar now or be prepared to no longer be able to work in China. Source: The Waijiao
The Reality of Raising Kids in China.

The Reality of Raising Kids in China.

I always knew that parenthood would be a challenge, though I assumed that I’d be doing it in my home country instead of China. In many ways it's what I imagined parenting to be like but raising Chinese-Australians here does present some interesting challenges: Everyday Life The boys’ childhood has been anything but traditional by Chinese standards – actually it’s bordering on rebellious. The... Read More>>