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Shanghai Named China’s Top City for Expats and Business

Shanghai Named China’s Top City for Expats and Business

Shanghai has been named China’s top city for expats and business, followed by Guangzhou and Beijing.   Of 193,000 work permits given to foreigners in China in the last eight months, around a quarter (43,000) were given to expats living in Shanghai. The number is more than twice of the 21,200 given to expats in Beijing. Guangzhou handed out the second most work permits at 33,000. Beijing also found itself third after Shanghai and Guangdong in Forbes China’s annual list of the best Chinese cities for business. This is, however, progress for Beijing, which came in seventh place in 2015 and fourth last year. An... Read More>>
Chinese Takeaways: China’s Big News Events of 2017

Chinese Takeaways: China’s Big News Events of 2017

Come get your Chinese takeaways. And no, we’re not talking about ordering food. That’s just so 2015. The year just gone was packed with happenings, big and small, in China. Some were good, but a whole lot were bad. Let’s have a look at China’s big news events of 2017.   New Visa Regulations Rules The title’s not a typo, it's ironic. The new visa regulations don’t rule, in fact, they blow. Or rather the process of obtaining oneRead More>>
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>>