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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 Germans living in China

Would you like to get in touch with other Germans in China? Are you in need of help and advice from your German compatriots? Or would you like to join other German 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 Germany 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 German expats in China, coming from all corners of Germany - from Hamburg, over Berlin to Munich.

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    From Germany, living in Beijing
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    From Germany, living in Beijing
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    From Germany, living in Shanghai
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Meet other Germans at our events in China

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

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

  • Money transfer from China to foreign countries
    3 replies
    Apr 2, 2:41 PM
    Community member

    Hi. you can go to China Post or Agricultural Bank of China, they have Western Union. JUst show your passport and fill-up a form. You can also apply for ATM in ABC and then you can use this ATM to …

  • Learn Chinese
    16 replies
    Sep 28, 11:18 AM
    Community member

    Hi Laura, Previous I was a student at Sprachcaffee next to Forbidden city. I changed school because I did not like it. Since they have a German owner they are not so flexible and easy going. Today …

  • University research survey about Expats
    1 reply
    Nov 23, 8:37 AM
    Community member

    This survey is directed only to expats working in large and medium sized companies. It ignores expats who have, are, or will be creating new companies and the jobs the country needs for the future, …

Ask experienced German expats in China!

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Find other Germans to share your hobbies with

Find Tips and Advice on China from German Expats

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

If you ever wish to have a chat in your native language, discover where to shop for German 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 Germany 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 pork with Knödel in Shanghai.
  • Search the InterNations Places database for China to get information on institutions from your home country, including the German 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 German expats in China.

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