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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: Expat moving to Beijing - visa for the wife

We are still considering it. Pollution is kind of ok, my biggest concern is whether I could find a ...

Re: Moving pets to Shanghai

Hello, I moved to China in May 2015 and hired a pet relocation company to help me with paperwork a...

Re: Rabies vaccinations?

Hi Chris, Try to call the German/French Embassy Doctor and check the costs there: +86 (0)10 853...

 China Town Talk

Re: Kids space in restaurant or cafe

Central Plaza , it has star bucks as well as lavaza you can chill there while your children's are b...

New to Shenzhen - interested in meeting up?

Hi everyone, I'm Nausheen - a filmmaker from Pakistan, and have recently moved to SZ from NYC. I'd...

Re: New to Beijing!

Hey Folks! well my ad would be a little different, i'm not actually NEW in Beijing (my 3rd year), b...

 China Expat Housing

Re: Looking for 1 BR apartment in Zhuijang new town

Hi Heath, thanks for advise - yes, I've already settled down. It wasn't easy to find small apartmen...

Re: Looking for 2BR flat / November

Hi Christiane, In case you need my assistance, feel free to contact me at, or ...

Re: Recommendations for full service apartment

OK, I am now in search of this apartment. My company brought me to a couple apartments, but they w...

 China Expat Jobs

Re: Teaching Job

I am from India and I am teaching 'English' in Guangzhou area if you like i can give tuition, i hav...

Re: House keeper / nanny

how much is the salary?

Re: European Textile Company Positions

Interested candidates; please send your updated CV to --> + ...

 China Expat Marketplace

Who wants to adopt a ferret?

Unfortunately China has made it impossible for me to take my ferret with me out of China. So I want...

Re: Eurobrand sale; moving to USA

thanks! and best of luck...

ITB solution for international trading companies

Inter Trade Bridges (ITB) solution is a cloud-based system for international trading companies, man...

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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