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Welcome to the InterNations Expats Forum for China!

Ni hao, and a warm welcome to the InterNations China expats forum! As a current or soon-to-be expat in Beijing, or any other of the Chinese expat hotspots like Shanghai, you will doubtlessly have numerous questions about expat life. Become a member of our InterNations community in China and find reliable tips on the successive stages of the relocation process. No matter if you’re enquiring about visa or immigration documents at the Chinese embassy, looking for expat housing in Guangzhou, or would like to see the Chinese attractions, like the Great Wall – who knows more about such things than other expats? Our expat forums for China can connect you with local expat circles.

Latest Posts in China Expat Forum

 China Expat Q&A

Re: Moving to beijjing

Thank you all for your help .Its a big move and I will be moving alone .Just afraid of leaving a go...

Re: Relocating & keeping a dog in Shanghai

I have three adopted cats in China, and vet expenses are not high at all, a good vet check up will ...

Re: Need Advice

Thank you for the info, Melvin. I will try finding expat community websites online.

 China Town Talk

Re: Calling all Expats for Photography Project

Thanks Sky! I added you on WeChat! I am bethanycarlson

Re: Volunteers for kids with cerebral palsy

Is there any activities on Saturday or Sunday? Thanks.

Re: Private House Parties in Shanghai

thanks, house parties for young foreign expats/workers/students in Shanghai age range of 20-35 p...

 China Expat Housing

Re: Looking for an acccomodation in Pudong Area

Hello Kiran, My apartment is in HongKou, not too far from the Bund. Actually there is a bus stat...


Dear Internations Shanghai Members, I am travelling to Shanghai next end of July for a month and ...

Re: Two BR Apt near Line 2 Nanjing Xi Lu Metro

Hi Pauline, Please call my mobile number again, I accidentally deleted your phone number. Tha...

 China Expat Jobs

Recruitment in SZ

Hello guys, My company is recruiting two people to work in our office in Shenzhen. We'll be c...

Re: Training Center in Beijing Up to 8000RMB pe month,

Following your previous same message in February, I have once sent an enquiry to apply@findworkabro...

looking for work

My fiance who is from Grrece is doing her PHD in Shanghai and i wanting to come over to Shanghai to...

 China Expat Marketplace

Homemade Tiramisu

My wife prepares home-made tiramisu (with top materials and typical Italian ingredient), if you are...

Inexpensive International Calling with No Internet

Would you be open to a creative but effective way to make international calls less costly. Especial...

China logistics business

PFC is a global courier company offering cheap shipping services across the China and international...

Members assist Members in the China Expat Forums

Our trust-based community was developed to help expatriates in China swap suggestions and advice on all expat-relevant enquiries, e.g., ʺIs the smog in cities like Beijing or Shanghai a serious health risk?ʺ or ʺWhere can I take a crash course in Chinese writing?ʺ. In a community that’s all about expat living in China, from Peking duck & hot pot to Qingming Festival, the participants of the expat forum China can find fellow expats and internationally minded locals to receive trustworthy and up-to-date responses. On the InterNations Expat Forum for China, there will always be another expat member to make life abroad easier.

From smog issues to language skills: The Expat Forum China leaves no Question unanswered

If you require even more information on expat topics like housing and household in Beijing or travel and accommodation in Shanghai, you could also browse our China Expat Guide, another useful resource in addition to the expat forums. Moreover, in our World Forum you can talk about international politics, intercultural anecdotes, dealing with homesickness and other general expat issues. However, for expat assistance on all local matters - from smog issues to language skills - just join the InterNations China expat forums.

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