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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

Apartment Insurance in Shanghai?

This doesn't seem common - has anyone purchased it before? Looking for basic coverage of things ...

Question about visa

Hi all! I am soon about to sign my employment contract and now I should take my invitation lette...

Re: Single Parents

Hi Debra, I am a single parent too. we will be there in Shanghai soon. I hope we could get meet an...

 China Town Talk

Re: looking for new friends!

Hi Julie, I'm going to Beijing on wendnesday and I don't know anybody there and I don't speak chine...

Re: Wakeboarding Shenzhen

Hey, I did several times with group of 20~30 people, hire a big boat coming with a small boat f...

Meet to knit ?!

Hello Everyone, I wondered If some of you Would be interested in getting together regularly to Kni...

 China Expat Housing

Searching for room

Hello, I am moving to Beijing in mid-September and hoping to find a room in decent apartment. I nee...

Studio for lease

I will travel from 10 Sept. to 10 Oct. My schedule is flexible after the trip which means you man s...

Relocation to Guangzhou

Hey, I have been working for expat relocation and residece permit for years in Guangzhou. Please fe...

 China Expat Jobs

Getting Private teaching work in Suzhou

Hi I have a friend in Suzhou that pairs up students and teachers. She has Chinese and English te...

Re: Looking for a job for English/Russian speaker

Привет! Перебираюсь в Гуанжоу в январе , буду рада няне со знанием русского, английского и китайско...

Re: Looking for Part-Time marketing talent

Hi Matthias, how much does the position pay?

 China Expat Marketplace

Things for sale

1. Canon EOS50E. Film camera (non-digital). Lense 28-105. 2. Canon Pixma MP610 Inkjet All in One....

Moving Sale - Last items for sale

Moving to Los Angeles, and can't take our 220v appliance with us. See List below: N95 Air poll...

Re: Eurobrand sale; moving to USA

Hi Joan! Welcome to Shanghai :-) We're moving in September, so unfortunately we will miss each oth...

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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