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  • David Thyne

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

InterNations – Uniting Americans living in China

Would you like to get in touch with other Americans in China? Are you in need of help and advice from your American compatriots? Or would you like to join other American expats on an excursion to discover sights and landmarks – e.g. the deltas of China's two major rivers, the Huang He and Yangtze?

Whether you have settled as an expat in China or are still living in United States of America and planning your upcoming foreign assignment, InterNations China offers everything you need: Established in 2007, our trusted community soon became the leading platform for international networking among expatriates and global minds around the world. Our network also counts a considerable number of American expats in China, coming from all corners of United States of America - from New York City, over Washington D.C. to Los Angeles.

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Attend our monthly events and activities for Americans expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

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Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our China expat forums.

  • Doctors in Beijing
    12 replies
    Oct 26, 16:15

    I have had excellent experience with United Family Hospital for some eye trouble. The Doctors are US-trained and I found the examination and diagnosis every bit as good as back home. The charge is on …

  • Good banking experience
    5 replies
    May 27, 09:45

    I too am looking for a Bank. Money will be wired to the account here from the US. Has anyone had experience with the Bank of China? Or, Is HSBC the only way to go. Rick

  • Looking for a guitar...
    3 replies
    Sep 22, 00:19

    Thanks a lot! I got mine not far from XinjieKou station. It may be the same area that you're speaking of. I didn't get to look around too much as I was in a hurry, but I plan to go back next week …

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Find Tips and Advice on China from American Expats

Of course, expat living in China is not just about shipping your belongings and filing in some bureaucratic papers. Regular socializing with fellow Americans is an essential part of expat life and helps getting accustomed to the Chinese way of life and mentality. InterNations helps you connect and meet up with other Americans in China, residing in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and many other places throughout the country. Just take a look at our group of Americans in Shanghai or Americans in Beijing.

If you ever wish to have a chat in your native language, discover where to shop for American food or discuss your favorite sports team's latest match, become a member of the Chinese InterNations Community:

  • Look up our top quality network to get to know open-minded expats from United States of America in China.
  • Obtain and share insider tips in our China Expat Forums – e.g. how to hire a babysitter fluent in your native tongue for your children or where to get stuffed turkey in Shanghai.
  • Search the InterNations Places database for China to get information on institutions from your home country, including the American embassy.

From the deltas of China's two major rivers, the Huang He and Yangtze to the snowy mountains of the Tibetan provinces, we’ll help you connect with supportive and friendly American expats in China.

Join Our Expat Activities and Mingle with Fellow Americans in China

Moreover, please feel free to attend our regular expat events and activities in China. Our get-togethers are very diverse and range from a cozy gathering to enjoy the traditional Chinese Peking duck & hot pot, to big expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Beijing’s best locations. You can also participate in one of our expat trips to go and see the traditional trading centre of the South-East provinces as well as other beautiful landmarks in China.

Our meet-ups and activities are a great opportunity to mingle with expats from United States of America and various other countries in a casual setting. Interested? Just sign up and you’ll soon be receiving a cordial Hello from our Americans living in China!

  • David Thyne

    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

    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.

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