Expats leaving China at twice the number of those arriving

According to a recently released study, expatriates in China are leaving at a rate much higher than they’re being replaced.Read More

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Q&A with Danielle Sumita, host and creator of Sindicator

In the latest edition of Things Done Well, I talk to Danielle Sumita, whom some will undoubtedly know from her excellent China-focused Web series, Sindicator.Read More

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How to clear customs ordering from Amazon.com in China

As mentioned back in November, Amazon.com is now offering expanded speedy shipping from select international Amazon locations to China — including the US. One area that can prove to be a bit complicated is assuring the package clears customs. What follows is a detailed guide to walk you through the process.Read More

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Foreigner catches, beats thief on busy Xi’an bus

On the afternoon of January 19, a foreign man thwarted a robbery on a busy Xi’an bus — catching and beating his would-be thief before debarking.Read More

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New train ticketing rules, new high-speed routes to start pre-CNY

It might seem a bit early to start thinking about Spring Festival, as it’s still more than 2 months away, but new train ticket purchasing rules and high speed lines mean that you’ll need to get your tickets bought earlier than ever.Read More

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Watch: The Expat Curve, coping with the phases of living abroad

The Expat Curve is a roughly sinusoidal wave that many laowai are sure to find familiar. It illustrates six different phases expatriates go through after moving abroad for work and living.Read More

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One year on, Suzhou expat’s widow still searching for answers

It was a year ago today that British-born Suzhou expat Neil Mason died under mysterious circumstances while on a business retreat. Murder is not suspected, but a year of frustratingly few answers now has Mason’s widow speaking out about the tragedy.Read More

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Foreigner in Chengdu makes ‘portable’ air purifying machine for daily commute

An Italian expat in Chengdu, identified only as “Mike”, has had all he can take with the city’s air pollution. However, instead of packing up and heading back to Europe, he’s packed up an air purifier and strapped it to his back.Read More

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None Shall Pass! Laowai cyclist stops car from driving in bike lane

A foreigner in Beijing has become a bit of a Chinese internet celebrity by taking a stand against cars illegally driving through a bike lane to avoid traffic.Read More

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New US-China policy announced for extended tourist/business visa validity

On November 10, during the 2014 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing, President Barack Obama announced that the US and China have agreed to a new, reciprocal 10-year visa policy for tourist and business visas.Read More

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Excerpt: Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside

The following is an excerpt from my recently completed novel, Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside. The first chapter was awarded 1st Place in Medium.com’s 2012 Fiction Writing Contest. At the moment, I’m trying to find a home for it. If you like what you read here, please pass it on!Read More

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Survey Says: China Expats dig cost of living, unpleased with health & education

InterNations.org has recently released the results of their Expat Insider Survey 2014, a polling of nearly 14,000 expats around the globe which aims to “provide a comprehensive picture of life abroad: Focusing on the general quality of life, it identifies the most popular expat destinations. Topics covered include work, family, relationships and romance, leisure, and …Read More

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