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David Thyne

Living in China, from USA

"At the first Shanghai Get-Together I met several American expats. I am very grateful that they shared their experience with me."

Diana Anhaus-Brey

Living in China, from Germany

"It is just so easy to find other international people and global minds with InterNations. I didn´t know there were so many in Shanghai."

InterNations - a community of trust

InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in China

  • Join our community and get to know members of China’s vibrant expat community
  • Receive reliable information and exchange insider tips about the Chinese expat living
  • Meet fellow expatriates at top InterNations events in Beijing, Guangzhou and many other regions

The Expat China Chapter welcomes you!

Ni hao and a heart-felt welcome to the InterNations community for expats in China! Our international network caters to your specific needs and supports you in relocating to and putting down roots in China. Living abroad in a foreign country is definitely a great intercultural experience, but typically brings up a lot of questions for expatriates China: ʺWhat is the best international school for my kids in China?ʺ, ʺHow do I find a job for my spouse in Shanghai?ʺ or ʺWhere in Beijing can I meet fellow expats and compatriots from my home country?” Just to name a few examples…

InterNations aim is to help you, as an expatriate, in becoming part of the China expat community and exploring the Chinese way of life in all its aspects: From enjoying the traditional Peking duck & hot pot to celebrating Qingming Festival.

Next to China we host several more communities in Asia & Oceania, e.g., our network of Expats France. Or you might be interested in our Spain Expats community which is also fairly active.

Our Support for China Expatriates

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China Expatriates Network

Find and get to know like-minded expatriates residing in China, their partners and families.

China Guide for Expats

China Expat Guide

Expat Forum China

Obtain trustworthy advice and local insight from fellow members in our China expat forums.

China Expat Forum

China Events for Expatriates

Meet up with expatriates of diverse backgrounds and nationalities at our regular InterNations Events.

China Expat Events

Enjoy the China Expats Living

With attractions ranging from the Great Wall to the traditional trading centre of the South-East provinces, China fascinates expatriates and globetrotters of many nationalities every year. The sizable expat China community is, however, mostly drawn to the country by the urban growth of Beijing and its political as well as economic opportunities, e.g. in the electronics sector. Whether you move to and live in China for professional or private reasons, you’ll surely take with you lifelong memories of great international experiences and intercultural exchange.

Interested to take a world tour? Then have a look at our chapter for Expats Saudi Arabia to receive an impression of InterNations worldwide. Or you could take a peek at our community for Peru Expats instead!

The Place to meet friendly Expatriates in China

In our private network, you can easily get to know fellow expatriates in China in a casual way – within a safe, invitation-only environment where trustworthiness and respectful behavior are key. Ask our helpful and friendly expat members for advice from China’s international community, e.g. with regard to getting a residence permit. Furthermore, you’ll meet with other expatriates in China at our high-class InterNations Events – mixing and mingling in hotspots like Shanghai or Guangzhou, for all internationals belonging to the China expat community.

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