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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."

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."

Make the most of living and working in Suzhou

Expat living in Suzhou raises plenty of questions, for instance: ʺWhat are the requirements from Chinese authorities to get a residence permit?”, ʺWhere can I take a crash course in Chinese writing?ʺ, or ”Who can recommend international hospitals in town?”

Finding all this expat information about living and working in Suzhou takes a lot of time. Our Suzhou expat guide is there to make your relocation to Suzhou as easy as possible. Starting with travel and accommodation to information about administration & finance, the guide covers all the different aspects of expat life in Suzhou.

Top Articles in the Suzhou Expat Guide

  • Moving to Suzhou

    With its own rich culture, as well as a welcoming demeanor, Suzhou is a great place for expats to settle. The area offers many opportunities for all skills, tastes, and lifestyles, and although it can be bustling at times, Suzhou also offers some much needed down time. Learn more about making the move to Suzhou in our guide!
  • Living in Suzhou

    Thanks to its favorable position, Suzhou is an important center for the local economy and home of many diverse businesses. Moreover, good education and transportation systems, along with the rich Wu culture, make living in Suzhou an attractive prospect for many expats.
  • Working in Suzhou

    Suzhou has recently experienced economic growth nearing ten percent, year on year, and with economic growth come job opportunities on all fronts. As such, the job market is flourishing, with a lot to offer to expats. Read on to learn more about working in Suzhou, from taxes to the job hunt.
  • Taxation in China

    Sometimes it can seem that the only thing that is more numerous than people in China, are the tax laws. With different rates, duration thresholds, and applicable taxes, trying to work out how tax in China works can be something of an enigma. See below for a brief overview!
  • Banking in China

    If you are planning to live in China for a few years, it’s hard to do without a bank account. This guide to banking in China explains how the banking system works and, more importantly, how to get an account of your own. Read on to find out more about depositing your hard-earned yuan.
  • How to Find a Job in China

    The job search in China can be rather challenging, especially for newly-arrived expats. Of course, there is the language barrier and the need for a visa. But did you know that you will get nowhere without a business network? Read our article and learn more about finding a job in China.
  • Childcare in China

    The big expat hotspots in China usually offer various childcare options to expat families, but the competition for a place at a good childcare center is fierce. In this article we cover the different types of available childcare and tell you what to keep in mind.
  • Expat Destinations in China

    Are you ready to move to China but not sure which expat destination is right for you? In this guide, we introduce you to various expat destinations in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. We also talk about what makes the country so appealing for expats.
  • Chinese Customs Regulations

    Sorting out your visa and residence permit is not all there is to moving to China. Before packing up your bags and heading off, you should read up on current Chinese customs regulations. After all, not everything may be imported and getting household items shipped is another hurdle altogether.
  • Discrimination and Racism in China

    According to the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China, all citizens are equal and enjoy the same rights, regardless of gender, beliefs, or ethnic background. However, this legal equality does not always extend to the workplace or everyday life, and discrimination and racism in China do exist.
  • Driver’s Licenses and Traffic in China

    Want to hit the road in China? Then better get prepared! The country has done much to make driving safer, but roads and traffic in China are still considered dangerous by many. InterNations Expat Guide tells you what to look out for and how to get a valid driver’s license in China.
  • Giving Birth in China

    Are you expecting a new addition to your expat family? Congratulations! The InterNations guide to expat life in China also includes useful information on what may await women giving birth in China, from pre-natal care to bureaucratic issues after delivery.
  • China: Facts and Figures

    This brief introductory article will help you wrap your head around some of China’s basic facts and figures. You can find info on the population, climate, religions, GDP, and more in the following list:
  • Going Shopping in China

    If you like to shop, China is the right place for you! Shopping is one of the nation’s favorite pastimes and you can find pretty much anything you can think of at very reasonable prices. For the best experience shopping in China, learning to haggle is a must. Read on for tips on where to shop and how to bargain for the best prices.

Information on the Expat Life in Suzhou

Are you looking specifically for chambers of foreign trade in town or a doctor speaking your native language in China? In addition to our expat guide, the expat directory for Suzhou provides you with listings of all expatriate-relevant locations and relocation services in Suzhou. Furthermore, you might want to also consider our Suzhou expats forum to receive first hand information from your fellow expats.

Simply become a member of InterNations Suzhou and you’ll be warmly received with a friendly Ni hao among our expats living and working in Suzhou.

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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