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How to Feel Comfortable as You Embrace Expat Life in China read more
Jun-25th-2019 | Post by expatree

A whopping 600,000 expats currently live in China and 76 percent of them are generally satisfied with their expat lifestyles, based on information from Sampi. One of the keys to ensuring that expat life is as pleasant as it can be is bringing the comforts of home into a new Chinese residence. This guide will make it easier for you to feel comfortable as you embrace expat life in China. Just follow these practical tips to create an expat sanctuary that features some meaningful reminders of your home country.

Use extra disposable income for home decor

The good news is that you’ll probably need less money for monthly bills when you relocate to China, especially if you’re moving there from the USA. Food tends to be much less expensive in China than America and rent is generally much cheaper. To put things into perspective, a bottle of water in China will set you back around 30 cents, when it would cost $1.26 in America. A one-bedroom flat in a city center in China will go for r
What You Need to Know about Property Financing in China read more
May-30th-2019 | Post by expatree

 
Buying investment in your non-native country can be a rewarding, if risky, endeavor. It’s essential to know the ins and outs of the market in that country, as well as rules and restrictions and the best areas to buy. As with any real estate investment, it’s not something that you should rush into without at least a cursory knowledge of how it works. Moreover, financing your purchase through a bank with unfamiliar regulations can make it even more daunting.

Chinese Restrictions
As an expat, you are allowed to buy a house or residence in China, but with some restrictions. In most areas, you are required to have lived in China for at least one year before you’re allowed to buy. In some areas, that restriction is even longer or paired with strange rules. In Shanghai, for example, you also need to be married to a Chinese citizen before you can purchase a property, and you’re never allowed to rent out your property as a foreigner.

Expats should also know that y
Becoming an Expat Nurse in China read more
Apr-12th-2019 | Post by expatree

Despite China being the second biggest economy in the world, it’s still viewed as a developing country. This is because there are more than half a million individuals living in poverty and a further 373.1 million living below the upper-middle-income poverty line. As a result, the nation’s health is diminishing, and China’s healthcare services are stretched. But this is good news if you’re an expat with a nursing degree behind you, as you’ll be able to seamlessly transition into expat life with a meaningful job in tow.

Becoming a nurse in China

If you wish to become a registered nurse in one of China’s developing cities, such as Shanghai or Bejing, you’ll need to prove that you’re serious about the role. You’ll therefore be expected to complete an internship and pass the Chinese NCLEX exam. In addition to this, you’ll be expected to speak fluent Mandarin. As 73% of the population speak Mandarin, you’re sure to come across
Your guide to accessibility as an Expat in China read more
Mar-12th-2019 | Post by expatree

There are at least 85 million people living with disabilities all throughout China. While the country has made huge strides in working to integrate those people into society in a way that increases accessibility and promotes awareness of their needs, there are certain areas where mobility-limited expats can go to enjoy full accessibility without fear of limitation. After all, transitioning into life as an expat is hard enough without having to worry about whether or not you’ll even be able to access basic necessities and locations needed to integrate yourself into Chinese society. Alas, there are solutions abound, and many different accessible trips you can take that will blow your mind.

What To Know About Accessibility In China

On August 1, 2012, China introduced the Construction of a Barrier-Free Environment. According to the Chinese government, this regulation was designed to ensure that all newly built roads and buildings meet certain construction standards in order to provid
Ways to Eat Nutritious Food While Transitioning into Expat Life read more
Feb-11th-2019 | Post by expatree

Food habits are known as being one of the most complex aspects of human behavior, which makes them even more important to understand when moving abroad. As you adjust to a new culture, job, language and lifestyle you’ll undoubtedly feel like your entire body is out of whack. Cultivating a routine will help, while trying to adjust to the Chinese eating schedule as quickly as possible will also assit your body in finding its rhythm sooner rather than later. There are a few other things you can do, however, that will ensure you have the energy your body needs to be healthy and engage in all of the fun activities going on in your new expat life.

Start Slowly
You don’t have to get acclimated all at once. As you unpack your bags and possibly even search for your new apartment in Shanghai or Beijing, it’s important to ease into your new life. Take care of your mental health and allow yourself to enjoy comfort foods from home. Just know that eventually, you will have to branc
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