Expat China News

Latest 10 news items tagged China

13 Sep at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Shanghai receive awards for contributions to the city’s growth

Expat professionals in Shanghai have received coveted awards for their contribution to the Chinese city’s growth. Magnolia Silver Awards were given to 58 expats from 18 world countries in recognition for their contributions to the city’s development as a world trade hub. Recipients included scientists, educators, artists and senior managers at foreign companies such as L’Oreal China, Adidas and the Schaeffler Group. Also included was a football coach. The award winners were praised for their efforts to build bridges between the...
10 Sep at 6 PM 2019

British independent schools now affordable for expat kids due to shrinking sterling

Expat families from across the world are taking advantage of the shrinking pound to enrol their children in British independent schools. Perhaps the only thing the UK is now famous for is its top quality independent education, available at a high cost to the children of expatriates as well as Britons. Right now, with sterling looking to crash still further between now and the end of the year, the cost of a first-class education and its help in gaining entry to a famous university will be far less than in the immediate past. At this...
9 Sep at 6 PM 2019

Hong Kong expats mull leaving as protests continue

Hong Kong’s popularity a an expat hub is mostly due to its position as one of the planet’s major commercial and financial hubs, but the desire for freedom from China’s oppression may change its face for the future. Last week, a major ratings agency downgraded the city’s credit rating due to the ongoing protests, stating its belief that public discontent is likely to continue. The announcement came in spite of chief executive Carrie Lam’s withdrawal of the vastly unpopular extradition bill which started the protests three...
6 Sep at 6 PM 2019

Protecting UK expat assets at this crucial time

As Britain’s parliamentary crisis worsens and Brexit creeps closer, Brits in Europe are becoming ever more concerned about protecting their assets. As the Johnson premiership becomes even more unstable whilst the Brexit clock keeps ticking, British expats in the EU are increasingly concerned about protecting their assets against the worst possible scenario. As expected, representatives from the major independent financial advice companies are urging continued investment, at a time when even top financial experts are unsure as to the...
26 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Resident expat reactions to Hong Kong’s continuing protests

Hong Kong’s massive expat community is diverse in age, nationality and the reasons why they came, but the vast majority have one thing in common – love for this unique island, its natural beauty and its vibrant energy. Often accused of living in a protected, luxurious bubble whilst ignoring the island’s local society and only thinking about the money they’re making, Hong Kong’s expats in reality are well-rounded and down to earth, realising it’s the indigenous population which makes the island so special. The expat...
21 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Expats and visitors alike will love Shanghai's annual tourist festival

This year’s Shanghai Tourist Festival is geared as much towards the city’s expanding expat community as it is to temporary visitors. A good number of the 100 events listed for this year’s popular festival are aimed at expatriate residents and include a tour of Jing’an District’s traditional ‘longtang’ back alleys as well as a day-long carnival on September 15, held at the city’s international community cultural activity centre and dedicated to expat families. Tourists and expats alike can enjoy the international...
16 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Hong Kong expats now heading home in a hurry after travel warnings

As the protests continue and the risk of Chinese military action increases, expats in Hong Kong are looking for an exit strategy. Political turmoil resulting in safety concerns is spurring expatriate professionals to consider finding safer havens for their talent. Earlier this week the Canadian government issued a travel warning for those thinking about visiting the beleaguered city, with Canadian nationals already living and working on its main island seriously considering moving on before the seemingly-inevitable arrival of the...
14 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Vienna welcome to join in UNO City’s open house day

Vienna’s United Nations headquarters is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an ‘Open House’ day for expats as well as nationals. Known locally as ‘UNO City’, the building holds around 500 employees hailing from 125 diverse countries, all of whom are working to improve lives via the UN’s many agencies and organisations headquartered in Vienna. The open house event will take place on September 8 between 14.00 and 17.00 and will include presentations, films and exhibitions profiling the work of all the UN’s affiliated...
13 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Expats in UAE considering online gaming as an alternative career

As the UAE jobs market shrinks due to nationalisation, expats wanting to stay in the region are considering online gaming as a full-time job. Esports are the latest fad as well as a potential money-maker due to the esports tournaments paying out as much as millions of dirhams in prize money to successful players. The industry is now flourishing in the Gulf States, attracting a growing number of events as a result. One organisor, YaLaEsports, has garnered a massive amount of funding from investors and now has 50 players taking part in...
12 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Expat lovers of craft beers now have a worldwide choice

Would-be expats who love their home country’s craft beers are likely to be worried about finding alternatives in their relocation destination. Craft beers are the favourite bevies for a massive number of followers, but they may not be aware the obsession is now a world-wide phenomenon. All over the planet from Australia to Europe and even the USA, experimental craft breweries are offering new takes on traditional recipes and specialised bars and pubs are opening in the most unlikely places as well as craft beer hubs such as Germany...