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

InterNations – Uniting Brits living in China

Would you like to get in touch with other Brits in China? Are you in need of help and advice from your British compatriots? Or would you like to join other British 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 Kingdom 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 British expats in China, coming from all corners of United Kingdom - from Glasgow, over London to Cardiff.

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

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

  • Cooking up a tasty fuss in Beijing
    1 reply
    Jul 2, 2:07 AM
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    Try Tom from Chef at Work. Speaks understandable English. He can teach either at his place or yours. email me cjfmsc (AT) gmail (DOT) com and I'll send you his contact details.

  • Good Mandarin Course needed
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    Jul 4, 2:08 AM
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    Hi Colin, Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out. I'm glad you say you had a good experience with Frontiers as I am seeing them on Monday. I had a good feeling about them judging by the …

  • Ironic Question RE: Voice Acting
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    Jul 6, 6:26 PM
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    As always in addition to connections not surprisingly often people with prior experience, professional training and the appropriate bits of paper are preferred. "By George, I think she's got …

Ask experienced British expats in China!

  • Where can I find British food?
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Find Tips and Advice on China from British Expats

Of course, expat living in China is not just about shipping your belongings and filing in some bureaucratic papers. Regular socializing with fellow Brits 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 Brits in China, residing in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and many other places throughout the country. Just take a look at our group of Brits in Shanghai or Brits in Beijing.

If you ever wish to have a chat in your native language, discover where to shop for British 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 Kingdom 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 roast beef in Shanghai.
  • Search the InterNations Places database for China to get information on institutions from your home country, including the British 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 British expats in China.

Join Our Expat Activities and Mingle with Fellow Brits 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 Kingdom and various other countries in a casual setting. Interested? Just sign up and you’ll soon be receiving a cordial Hello from our Brits 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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