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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.

Living in Quanzhou

Quanzhou is a major city in the Fujian province of China, and is sometimes referred to by the nickname ‘Citong City’ due to the paulownia trees that used to be heavily cultivated in the area. Quanzhou is a historic city, which can be dated back to Ancient China, where it was known as Guangzhou. It is formerly a major sea port and there are a number of artefacts in the city which reflect this history. Expats living in Quanzhou will be able to take advantage of a number of sights in the area such as the Kaiyuan Temple, the Heavenly Empress Palace, named the Tianhou Palace, as well as others. The city is home to a number of opera companies such as the Liyuan Opera and the Dacheng Opera and is an important center for modern culture in the area, too, with The Embassy Lounge and Fengze Square as examples of the excellent locations for arts and entertainment.

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The Lantern Festival (元宵节) marks the end of the Chinese Spring Festival. Let's eat Yuanxiao or Tangyuan somewhere, Let's go hiking at Fenghuangling, Let's spend the evening at Tiantan or Liangma Rive
Feb 24, 2024, 11:00 AM
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I am thrilled to invite you to the splendid new restaurant and bar, Yingdin Jing A, in the well known Shichahai area. Acclaimed as “Historical and Cultural Scenic District” by the municipal governm
Bavaria Bar&Restuarant was founded in 2009.It is one of the largest western restaurant in Tianjin. It showcases elegant modern German cuisine, the finest seasonal ingredients, and both classic and in
Join us on Saturday, February 24th at 100 Century Avenue Steakhouse in the fabulous Park Hyatt, one of Shanghai's most exclusive and exciting venues designed by the world-famous Tony Chi. We're happ

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Moving to Quanzhou

The cost of living in Quanzhou is lower than in a number of other major cities in China, and the cultural attractions make it a desirable place for many to live. The city enjoys different seasons with warm summers and cooler winters, whilst the summers also bring a lot of rainfall. The city is key in terms of travel and expats moving to Quanzhou will find that it is easy to access other cities in China via air, road and ferry travel whilst there are also rail and bus services throughout Quanzhou. In terms of education, expatriates with families will find that there are a number of schools in the city, including several international schools and a number of universities. Expats relocating to Quanzhou may be able to find out more information about Quanzhou as well as what it’s like to be an expatriate in general by joining InterNations, a growing online expat community in which they may be able to socialize, network, seek advice, and find out information about the city as well as moving to China in general.

Working in Quanzhou

Quanzhou’s economy is mainly derived from exports, with the city being a key location for exporting items such as tea, rice, bananas and other fruits, as well as materials such as ceramics and granite. Expatriates working in Quanzhou may also find work in the city’s textile industry, with a number of products being exported from the area such as clothing, footwear and others, making the city an important location for apparel production in both China and the rest of the world. For more information about sourcing work, expats in Quanzhou should join InterNations where they can network and connect with fellow expats living in Quanzhou and across the world in order to find out useful information about various expat topics such as working abroad, housing, international education and more.

  • 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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