American man fighting for return of his son after wife abducts child to China

Almost a year ago Brian Meid said goodbye to his 4-year-old son, Alex, as the boy accompanied his mother for a 45-day trip to China to visit her family. They have yet to return.Read More

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South American sentenced to 5 years in Shanghai for visa fraud

A South American man, identified by police only as “Godoi”, has been sentenced to five years in prison for providing other foreigners with illegal Chinese visas.Read More

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Expat women in China being cheated of maternity benefits

While on paper China has some excellent maternity laws protecting expecting mothers from employers who would rather ditch them for a less baby-bearing hire, in practice this is not always the case.Read More

Night out lands Swedish expat teen in Beijing jail

A young Swedish man has a cautionary tale for bar-going expats, and their parents alike. While out with friends in November 2013, a then-18-year-old Noak Jonsson was involved in a scuffle leaving a bar in Beijing’s university district. Words and blows were thrown; and before he knew it, despite claiming he hit no one, Jonsson …Read More

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New 10-year multi-entry Chinese visas for Canadians announced

Starting today, Canadians will now be able to receive multiple-entry Chinese visas with a validity period of up to 10 years.Read More

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Foreign lung donor saves Wuxi man’s life

The tragic death of a 22-year-old French man during the Spring Festival holiday has brought new hope to several terminal patients through his organ donations.Read More

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Update: Suspected Canadian Christian spy in Dandong released on bail

Some positive news recently for the Canadian couple who were arrested last August in Dandong on suspicion of stealing state secrets. While husband Kevin Garratt remains in detention, his wife Julia was released on bail last week.Read More

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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Daily visitor limit, megaphone ban for Beijing Palace Museum

Beijing’s Palace Museum, better known as the Forbidden City, has proposed a crowd-control plan that will see daily limits for visitors set at 80,000. The plan, announced Tuesday, is awaiting approval from the appropriate authorities.Read More

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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Beijing-Moscow in 48 hours via new high-speed railway

China has announced it has acquired a Russian contract to build a high-speed Beijing-Moscow railway, which will cut travel time down to just 48 hours.Read More

Great Firewall upgrade killing some VPN services

A recent upgrade to China’s Internet censorship apparatus has VPN users in China scrambling to find new ways around the country’s Great Firewall.Read More

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