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7 Common Scams in China and How to Avoid Them

May 24, 2017 Comments(1)

Although China is relatively safe compared to other countries, there are still dangers. City life is never 100% crime-free – there are pickpockets, unscrupulous shop owners, and dodgy taxi drivers everywhere. Here are some common scams you might encounter in China, and how to stay one step ahead. Read more>>

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7 Tips for Surviving the Chinese Workplace HOT

May 15, 2017 Comments(5)

So, you’re new to China; new language, new air, new food and especially, new people. On your first day here you might well feel like you’ve landed on a completely different planet. But don’t worry, ...... Read More>>

Why Can't China Attract Foreign Professionals? HOT

May 02, 2017 Comments(10)

Why are foreign professionals often unwilling to come work in China? The professional job market in China is difficult for the young and inexperienced, while more experienced foreigners are hesitant to move to China because of pollution and other issues. ... Read More>>

Office Craziness in China (Part 2) HOT

Mar 04, 2017 Comments(9)

Sarah is back to her old tricks in Part 2 of this teacher’s highly awaited second blog post. Are your colleagues in China this conniving? I hope not! Check on Spongebob’s story about their recent experiences as a TA. ... Read More>>

How to Successfully Switch ESL Jobs in China HOT

Jan 11, 2017 Comments(34)

Having spent a fair amount of time in the English teaching trenches, I know that switching teaching jobs can be stressful at best and a dejected plane ride back home at worst. Nevertheless, changing schools can be done with minimal complications. What ...... Read More>>

Making the Grade: China’s New Foreigner Visa System HOT

Jan 09, 2017 Comments(18)

China drastically changed its policy towards laowai visas in 2016. Now, the PRC will classify you as either an A, B or C-listed foreigner. Depending on your grade, it can (and will) affect your legal status living and working in the country. ... Read More>>

6 Lucrative Job Alternatives to Teaching in China HOT

Jan 06, 2017 Comments(41)

Photo: york.ac.uk Twenty years ago, when China was first developing, foreigners were offered high paying jobs with a bevy of other incentives to help promote Chinese companies. Then, as more and more Chinese workers became skilled in various high-level ...... Read More>>

Breaking Your Contract in China: New Consequences for Pulling a “Midnight Run” HOT

Jan 02, 2017 Comments(37)

While breaking your contract in China had few repercussions in the past, new measures were recently issued to punish foreigners for pulling a so-called “midnight run”. Before you decide to do so, here’s some information you should know. ... Read More>>

The Most Lucrative Jobs for Foreigners in China HOT

Dec 21, 2016

Given the China’s colossal population, foreigners must tailor their career options to the work available here. We’ve prepared a short guide to the types of work available for English speakers in China, using data from eChinaJOBS.com. ... Read More>>

5 Reasons Why Foreigners Come Work in China HOT

Dec 20, 2016 Comments(35)

Talk to any group of assorted foreigners in China and you’re bound to hear a different “China story” from every single one. We've looked at some of the reasons foreigners choose to come and work in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. ... Read More>>

The Best Companies to Work for in China HOT

Dec 19, 2016 Comments(1)

Zhaopin, China’s largest career platform, recently announced its annual rankings of employers in Mainland China. The company surveyed more than nine thousand companies in partnership with Peking University’s China Social Science Research Center. ... Read More>>

Best Universities for Foreigners in China HOT

Dec 13, 2016 Comments(2)

China is one of the most popular places in the world for international students. Listed below is the eChinacities list of best universities for foreigners in China. ... Read More>>

Workplace Face Off: Chinese vs. Foreign Employees HOT

Dec 05, 2016 Comments(71)

Over the last few years, China has seen an influx of foreign talent wanting to gain experience in the world’s fastest growing economy, explore China and its culture, and take some time away from life at home, if only for a year or two. As the ...... Read More>>

Freelancing Foreigners: Making Some Extra Mao HOT

Nov 15, 2016 Comments(6)

Many see China as the new land of opportunity. Certainly there is a lot of money to be made here, and the job prospects are great. If you’re interested, here are some of the best options available to you. ... Read More>>

5 Ways to Win Over Your Chinese Boss HOT

Oct 31, 2016 Comments(21)

Chinese bosses have been alternately characterized as authoritarians and as consensus people. Heavy-handed and soft. That is in part because there are different kinds of bosses, and in part because Chinese culture can throw off our sense of what kind of a ...... Read More>>

How to use the eChinacities job site HOT

Oct 24, 2016 Comments(4)

A short, practical guide on how to use China’s leading job site for foreigners. ... Read More>>

Shanghai to Pilot New Work Permit System for Foreigners HOT

Oct 13, 2016 Comments(9)

China is overhauling its work permit system for foreigners starting in Shanghai. The new system places foreign workers in three categories: A, B and C. It may be much more difficult in the future for those without work experience or advanced certifications ...... Read More>>

Most Common English Teaching Job Scams in China: What to Avoid HOT

Sep 15, 2016 Comments(27)

Teaching English in China can be a great way to experience the country while gaining experience in a field that’s expanding rapidly. But it’s also an industry riddled with scams. For the uninitiated, here are some tips to help you find a legitimate, legal ...... Read More>>

Young Chinese Forgo Traditional Workplace for Bigger Dreams HOT

Aug 01, 2016 Comments(5)

Young Chinese graduates are heading out into the workforce, but may face a bit of a wake-up call. They hope to get funding for their own startups, work at jobs with flextime and other soft benefits, and while being the most attractive person in the office. ... Read More>>

China Plans to Open an Immigration Office for Green Cards (For Rich Expats) HOT

Jul 25, 2016 Comments(11)

China plans to open an immigration office in the hope to attract more overseas talent. However, the elusive green card seems to still only be accessible for those making a fairly high salary for most living in China. ... Read More>>

“Naked Resignation”: Following Your Feet Out The Office HOT

Jul 19, 2016 Comments(13)

These days, more and more Chinese men and women are taken part in the new “naked resignation” phenomenon that is the envy of many of their peers. And those that aren’t, are dreaming of it. ... Read More>>

How To: Avoid Employment Scams in China HOT

Jul 04, 2016 Comments(33)

China scams. We all know ’em. The legendary tea house ruse, the note-switching barman, the dodgy taxi driver… But there’s a whole dark world of employment skulduggery out there too, which can be far more damaging than getting forced into buying a rip-off ...... Read More>>

Chasing the China Dream: How to Find a Good Job in China HOT

Jun 27, 2016 Comments(29)

As the country continues to open up to international trade, jobs are a-plenty for foreigners in many different fields. Here we list some tips and tricks for finding a good job in your field in China. ... Read More>>

Expats Who Don’t Learn Mandarin Find it Hard to Succeed in China HOT

Jun 27, 2016 Comments(8)

Expats in China are held back by language barriers and TutorMing seeks to provide a way out. TutorMing’s findings show that expats with basic Mandarin language proficiency are more content with their personal lives in China. ... Read More>>

Light a Candle: Overcoming Discrimination in China’s ESL Market HOT

Jun 01, 2016 Comments(114)

ECC blogger from Africa discusses his struggle to find an ESL position in China. ... Read More>>

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