Zhengzhou is the largest city and the capital of the Henan province in China. It is one of the Eight Great Ancient Capitals of China, and has a great history, beautiful landscape as well as being a major economic center for the area. Zhengzhou is known as ‘Lamb Noodle City’, because of the city’s signature dish. Expats living in Zhengzhou will be able to take advantage of the city’s many sights and attractions which include the Shaolin Temple, which is located on Mount Song and is known as ‘the Number One Temple under Heaven’ by many. Other popular sites include the Erqi Memorial Tower which features a double pagoda, the Zhengzhou Confucius Temple and the Yellow River. And of course, expatriates living in Zhengzhou will also be able to take in the city’s culture, retail and leisure areas as well as sample the local cuisine at many restaurants.
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Expatriates moving to Zhengzhou will find that the city has a humid subtropical climate consisting of dry, mild winters and hot and humid summers. The cost of living in Zhengzhou is relatively low, especially in relation to comparable sized cities in other countries. Zhengzhou has many excellent rail links to other parts of China such as Beijing, Gansu, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Whilst there is an extensive bus network in the city, expats moving to Zhengzhou can look forward to a new subway system too, which is currently still undergoing development. Any expatriate relocating with a family will find that the city has a number of schools, as well as the option of international schools. The city is also home to various universities, including Zhengzhou University. To get further insight into life as an expat in Zhengzhou, individuals should consider signing up to InterNations in order to connect with fellow expats who may be able to help answer key questions about relocating to the city.
As a large city, Zhengzhou is an important economic hub in China, with a number of different industries present. Expats working in Zhengzhou may find themselves employed such areas as agriculture and transportation, whilst coal mining and energy production are also key industries in the city. Zhengzhou is known for manufacturing a number of products, including textiles, tractors, cigarettes, food products, machinery, electronics and more, which could open up different opportunities for expatriates working in Zhengzhou. Other sectors which may provide opportunities include education and research, finance, healthcare, government work and areas such as retail and leisure. Expats seeking information about working in Zhengzhou should sign up to InterNations and make use of its forum pages in order to interact and network with fellow expatriates who may be able to provide information and advice about working and living in Zhengzhou, as well as China in general.