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How to Successfully Switch ESL Jobs in China HOT

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Expats in China: How Valuable Are They to Employers? HOT

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China has become an increasingly attractive place to work for expats. However, the majority of those who come to China do not have several years of solid work experience, nor do they speak fluent Mandarin. So what value do expats offer to employers in China? ... Read More>>

5 Tips for Succeeding in China’s Changing Job Market HOT

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With many Western nations experiencing stagnant economies and high unemployment rates (7.9% in the US, 11.2% in the EU), more foreigners than ever are moving to Mainland China to reside and work, as they perceive its economy outlook and job market to be ...... Read More>>

Shanghai-Wuhan Train Marshal Tries to Drug and Harass Female Passenger HOT

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A female train passengers was drugged and harassed on a train from Shanghai to Wuhan, and is having trouble seeking justice. ... Read More>>

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