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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: DO's and Dont's in China

DON'T talk to strangers on the street if they approch you.

Re: Smog Question

I actually stock three types of masks home. Two with PM2.5, one surgical. Depending on the pollut...

Re: Bank account suggestions

http://www.apps.asiapacific.hsbc.com/1/2/aoc2/absl/absl-en?locale=en&country=CN&location=Shanghai ...

 China Town Talk

Re: Coffee? Drinks? Lunch/dinner.

haha enjoy your wonderful weekend

Re: an language buddy for my italian

Hi, I'm Italian. It would be a pleasure to practice a bit with you. In change I'd ask you to teach ...

master Chinese in a short time!

QIAOBANG International Education International Chinese Teachers Association(ICTA) We have several...

 China Expat Housing

Re: Shared Family Apartment Shanghai

From April 19 to May 3. Would that be possible?

short term - Line 9 2br double deck shared apt

I am looking for a flatmate to share this cozy flat near Metro Line 9 JIUTING Station. Details a...

Looking for 2 bedroom apartment in Pudong

Hi all. My greetings! I am looking for 2 bedroom apartment in Pudong. My budget is RMB 7000....

 China Expat Jobs

Re: Looking for opportunities in Shanghai

Hi, you can try careerengine.org there are some interesting jobs for foreigners. though based on m...

Teach in Shanghai training center with accommodati

Shanghai is internationally famous, technologically mind-blowing and industrially incredible. Worki...


Are you a Business/Marketing student? Can you speak Chinese? Do you enjoy researching and interac...

 China Expat Marketplace

Re: smartphone

Thanks! any other suggestion please

Hong Kong Company registration

Advantages of registering a HK company: -There is no trade restriction. You could deal in any leg...

Billy needs a family

Hi Guys, I have got a little cat, which is only a 3 month old. I named him Billy and he is a ver...

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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