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Is Uber Dead in China? read more
Jul-24th-2015 | Post by expatree

Uber, a taxi calling mobile application, allows everyone to become an amateur taxi driver. When Uber first arrived in China, it drew public attention and become one of the hottest topics. However, more recently it has brought up frustrating legal contradictions.

Several days ago in Shanghai, an Uber taxi driver was tackled by a police while a woman passenger was getting in the vehicle. The passenger admitted she called the taxi through the Uber app and denied having previously known the taxi driver. Police then found a “non-operating” sign on the driver´s license implying it was an illegal taxi service. As a result, this private driver will face a 10,000 RMB penalty and his driver´s license will be withheld for 3-6 months. Shockingly, the same incident was occurring in Hangzhou.

“Black Taxi or not?” then became an issue surrounding Uber. In addition, Didi (滴滴) or Kuaidi(快的), another two local taxi calling applications, both met the same issue. To

8 Tips to help find your meaning and purpose in life read more
Jul-19th-2015 | Post by AdiTheSuccessCoach

One of my clients was asking about finding their purpose in life. I thought well, this is actually at least the 10th time I've helped clients with this so this time, I will share some of my thoughts with all my personal readers and Expatree.

Find your purpose. with

8 Tips to help find your meaning and purpose in life:

1.Identify the activities that are meaningful for you. These are the things that just feel right when you’re doing them, they have purpose and you feel authentic when you’re doing them.

2.Identify the things that you are good at. The things that make you feel at your best when you are doing them.

3.Create a brief statement that ties together what you are good at and what provides you with a sense of purpose. This can be a mission or vision statement. A short sentence, a paragraph or even a mantra.

4.Check how your statement or mantra supports your current direction. Is what your doing in line with this. How much of your daily life is near this?

5.Develop new insights and skills that he

China Updates their VISA Policy Part 2 read more
Jul-17th-2015 | Post by expatree


For the second part of this blog, Expatree is going to introduce to you the new China VISA Regulations that will be implemented. Most of these changes are directed at VISA applications from outside China as well as extensions of VISAS. Below are the changes and new regulations to be implemented:

There are new types of VISAS available bringing it to the total of 16 new options. Please refer to a an official government website for more information on the requirements. 

- When you apply for the Z Visa in Hong Kong, you do not have to go through a medical examination before hand as in previous years. However, you do need to have a residence contract or registration form to prove your living area.

- When applying for the residence permit in Shanghai, it now takes 7 working days instead of the longer 15 days.

- When family members apply for the family Residence permit in Shanghai they need it to be notarized by the Chinese Embassy/Consulate outside of China.

- When a living partner (no

China Updates their VISA Policy read more
Jul-10th-2015 | Post by expatree

China has now implemented a new set of rules regarding their VISA policies as well as resident permits. As usual, Expatree seeks out to inform you the advantages and little tricks concerning these new rules imposed.

D VISA (also known as the Green Card) can now be applied for given you meet the following criteria: you are a foreign expat that has worked in Shanghai continuously for 4 years, including having permanently resided in China over 6 months at a time; your salary is over 600,000RMB per year and your income tax is 120,000RMB annually; have no criminal record in China and back in the country of origin.

R VISA demands that the expat work for a company that has a valid high-tech certificate. This VISA is valid for 5 years and the great advantage is that after you have worked for 3 years you are eligible for the D VISA.

As a university student, a fresh trick if you plan to open up a business is to apply for the 2 year personal affairs resident permit S1 VISA.

For a normal foreign emplo

Say goodbye to flooding, Ready for summer trip in Shanghai read more
Jul-3rd-2015 | Post by expatree

June, a long unseen rainstorm infiltrated this modern city, Shanghai. All traffic was suddenly frustrated while everyone tried the best to survive outside. Lots of impressed moments were snapped and collected during these successive days.

   Floating Bridge was Born   

   Black Swans enjoy Garden   

   Bus Help!   

   Forget car, let's use Boat!   

July, the sky had cleared after a downpour. It’s a good time to enjoy landscape and explore famous sites near the metro lines.
Binjiang Forest Park 滨江森林公园
Address: Lingqiaogao Beach 3, Gaoqiao Town, Pudong 浦东新区高桥镇凌桥高沙滩3号(近三岔港)
Metro Station: Gangchen Rd. Station

Oriental Sports Center 东方体育中心
Address: 701 Yaoti Rd. Pudong 浦东新区耀体路701号
Metro Station: Oriental Sports Center Station

Yuanshen Sports Centre Stadium 源深体育中心
Address: 655 Yuanshen Rd. 源深路655号
Metro Station:Yuanshen Sports Centre Stadium Station

French Consulate Old Site 法国领事馆旧址
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