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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 in a few weeks with my young cat, need help

Hi Jenn, Welcome to Beijing! I would recommend you to contact Mary Peng and her team at ICVS ...

Re: Maybe relocating to Beijing

I think we all have that initial month with a hospital visit, they should add that into every air t...


Hey, I recently got IPTV. It has a pretty good number of international Channels and for the most pa...

 China Town Talk

Where to go salsa dancing in Shanghai ?

Can you give me more information about where to go salsa dancing in Shanghai? Also, are there any p...

Chinese driver's licence

Assistance in obtaining a Chinese driver's licence of any category! A period of 3-4 days. 4000 RMB...

Guanzhou LGBT community

So I know I'm not the only gay in the village (Little Britain reference for those wondering). Yet I...

 China Expat Housing

Re: Deposit

@ Jonathan Shearer ... My experience is similar to Chris's. I've been in Beijing since 2003 (China ...

share decent 2-3br apartment in FC or Jing'An

Hi, after visiting some apartments around FC and Jing'An, i am considering to share a place with 1 ...

Re: Studio for rental 3000 RMB monthly for 1 year

Hello Chan, Can i have your wechat? My wechat ID is lindathen Linda

 China Expat Jobs

Kindergarten positions in Wangjing, Haidian, Chaoy

A government institution in Beijing is looking for English teachers from UK, USA, Australia and Can...

House keeper / nanny

Hi We are looking for Filipino or Indonesian maid to help us take care of our house and take car...

Chinese recruiting websites - Need help

Hello everyone, I'm currently planning on changing my job, so it would be great to get a piece of ...

 China Expat Marketplace

Re: air purifier

We are downsizing and won't need our yadu kj300-tgs air purifier anymore. Asking 150 rmb. It needs ...

Ikea ceiling lamps for sale

We moved places and cannot hang these three ceiling lamps anymore: http://m.ikea.com/cn/zh/catal...

Sourcing agent, interpreter & Tour guide in China

Hi all, I am Mr. Kenny in Guangzhou China. I have been working as sourcing agent, buying agent a...

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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