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David Thyne

Living in China, from USA

"At the first Shanghai Get-Together I met several American expats. I am very grateful that they shared their experience with me."

Diana Anhaus-Brey

Living in China, from Germany

"It is just so easy to find other international people and global minds with InterNations. I didn´t know there were so many in Shanghai."

InterNations - a community of trust

InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in China

  • Join our community and get to know members of China’s vibrant expat community
  • Receive reliable information and exchange insider tips about the Chinese expat living
  • Meet fellow expatriates at top InterNations events in Beijing, Guangzhou and many other regions

The InterNations Expat Guide for working and living in China

Are you an expat working and living in China? Or are you preparing to move soon to Beijing, Guangzhou or any other of the Chinese international hotspots?

Expat life in China has much to offer and provides a great intercultural experience – from discovering the countryside like the deltas of China's two major rivers, the Huang He and Yangtze, learning how Chinese people celebrate Qingming Festival, up to tasting China’s favorite dishes such as Peking duck & hot pot.

Interested in expat life around the world, though? We have additional information on dozens of countries and cities, from living in Panama to living in New Zealand!

China Expat Locations

Portacones Flamenco Estudio

Portacones Flamenco Estudio

International Schools & Education

The Book Mark

The Book Mark

Expat Institutions & Clubs

Molly Malone's Irish Pub

Molly Malone's Irish Pub

Restaurants & Nightlife

Mandarin Capital

Mandarin Capital

International Schools & Education

Wine Must

Wine Must

Restaurants & Nightlife

SN Mandarin Language Center

SN Mandarin Language Center

International Schools & Education

Q Bar, The Westin Guangzhou

Q Bar, The Westin Guangzhou

Restaurants & Nightlife

The Tima

The Tima

Restaurants & Nightlife

Working and living in China – Valuable Information from A to Z

Moving to and living in China requires a wealth of up-to-date, trustworthy information on various aspects of Chinese expat life. Living abroad in China raises a lot of questions such as: ʺHow do I find the best relocation services for moving to China?ʺ, ʺIs the smog in cities like Beijing or Shanghai a serious health risk?ʺ, ʺWhich international school in Beijing should our kids attend?ʺ or, ʺHow do I obtain a work permit for my spouse at the Chinese municipality in Shanghai?ʺ

Collecting all that information on working and living in China is quite laborious and time-consuming. Our InterNations Expat Guide for China aims to help you and provides you with reliable info on those topics that matter to expats living in China. The Guide includes information on many different areas ranging from housing and household, to administration & finance or travel and accommodation, up to education & children. Typical questions related to expat life abroad, such as ʺWhere can I take a crash course in Chinese writing?ʺ, will no longer remain unanswered.

Of course, InterNations is active far beyond China. Please feel free to explore our expatriate guide on living in Chile or living in Qatar.

Tips on living and working in China –
From international hospitals to chambers of foreign trade

Moreover, our expat directory for China includes recommended listings of expat institutions and relocation services, e.g. international hospitals or chambers of foreign trade. As a member, you’ll also be able to share your experiences of living abroad in China with your fellow expats on the InterNations Forum. We are looking forward to welcoming you with a heart-felt Ni hao from our expats living and working in China.

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